Jun 30, 2020

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“THE AFTERSHOCK” FROM THE MIND (CƠN ĐỊA CHẤN TỪ TÂM THỨC)

Dear Guru,

I bow my head down to your lotus feet!

Guru’s merit is inconceivable!!

The day is reserved for Guru. And I deeply honor and pay respect without bound or limit to Guru for his immeasurable compassion in accepting my devotion and leading me on the path to Enlightenment through his marvelous innovations in teaching Dharma including the creation of chanhtuduy.com which is a garden blossoming with treasures beyond anything in this world and many others—it is a treasure of true wisdom and blessings that foster disciples’ growth to attain ultimate liberation and the ultimate happiness of the Buddha Nature.

 

I enjoyed reading and commenting on articles for years as learning and as a study of Buddhism. Some lessons felt above my understanding and comprehension but what I did grasp changed my viewpoints and attitudes toward life that ushered deeper meaning and satisfaction. My growth in understanding of others and finding fulfillment through peace and reflection has allowed me to view life with a new appreciation and new eyes. This gift has proven to be more valuable than any riches this world has to offer because to fully enjoy anything, one must learn to enjoy without attachment and within the orbit of Dharma. This is perhaps the biggest lesson I have learned so far from my Holy Guru and this is the blessing that drives my devotion with unfailing and effortless reliability like the forces that turn the Earth and make the sun rise.

Tantra Lanidha (Ralph Keating)

 

My journey took a light-year leap when I read the article titled, “The Most Important Thing to Step in the Tantric Buddhism’s Door.” Before reading this article, my American-fueled ego made me too prideful to consider being devoted to a Guru. How can showing devotion to another lead to an elevation of one’s spiritual understanding or ability? Placing another person above one surely seemed like a way to solidify one’s inferiority. But that is NOT true. That was being blinded, trapped, and imprisoned by bars erected by pride and composed of ignorance and wrong view. That was hanging tightly onto a falsehood and without realizing its detriment to happiness and progress toward Enlightenment.

In light of such a barrier and obstacle holding me back, letting go of resistance to Guru devotion naturally then allowed the flood gates of blessings to be opened or as stated by Great Buddhist Master Ashvaghosha in “50 Verses of Guru Devotion”:
“Guru devotion builds your Enlightenment foundation. All the Sutra and Tantra confirmed you will accumulate immeasurable merit and be suitable to hold pure Dharma.”

“Guru devotion builds your Enlightenment foundation. All the Sutra and Tantra confirmed you will accumulate immeasurable merit and be suitable to hold pure Dharma.”

Now I live in a world full of beauty, meaning, compassion, and understanding. The world already held such treasures, perhaps it always has held such riches since the Buddha attained Enlightenment. But my awareness of and my ability to access and enjoy such blessings were born out of devotion to my Holy Guru!!!

It is because of this that I bow my head to touch Guru’s feet. It is because of this that I nourish day by day my Guru devotion for I know it is still immature. And it is because of this that my heart sings on this Guru Day!!!

I cannot express enough gratitude to Guru for his compassion and wisdom.
I know that I am not alone in my feelings for Guru. As the Earth spins and Guru Day sweeps across our planet, I’m certain that the praises and heartfelt gratitude I feel is echoed across the world by my Dharma brothers and sisters in many counties.

I cannot express enough gratitude to Guru for his compassion and wisdom

I bow down to my venerable Guru giving me the boundless field of blessing and helping me be awakened in this life.

May all of us, our Guru’s disciples, ceaselessly remember to contemplate and practice the three marvelous essences of the path to Enlightenment—renunciation, bodhicitta, and emptiness—in the base of faithful Guru devotion.

May all sentient beings be able to get the favorable chance to meet a Tantric Guru in this life, then follow ahim to reach the ultimate happiness of the Buddha Nature.

 

May Guru and his consort live long, healthy, and happy lives for the benefit of all sentient beings.

May the Covid-19 pandemic come swiftly to an end.

May all suffering cease!!!!

Om Mani Padme Hum!!!

ML,
Tantra Lanidha (Ralph Keating)

  1. Mật Nhất Nguyên says:

    Dear Tantra Lanidha,

    Thank you for the article. It made me revisit the lesson you mentioned, “The most important thing to step in the Buddhist’s Tantric door.” I was touched again by this lesson written many years ago, especially this sentence: “Once the Disciple put his/her deep faith and outstanding devotion upon his/her own Guru, he/she is simultaneously practicing the renunciation, bodhichitta and emptiness. This method combines all of three marvelous awakening essences in a simplest and easiest way.” Through this understanding, I realize how Guru devotion is the foundation of Enlightenment.

    I am touched by your “aftershock” because I can relate to this experience — “In light of such a barrier and obstacle holding me back, letting go of resistance to Guru devotion naturally then allowed the flood gates of blessings to be opened or as stated by Great Buddhist Master Ashvaghosha in 50 Verses of Guru Devotion: Guru devotion builds your Enlightenment foundation. All the Sutra and Tantra confirmed you will accumulate immeasurable merit and be suitable to hold pure Dharma.” It was a very beautiful experience. I rejoice with your happiness and the happiness of many Dharma brother who have the good karma of meeting a true Guru.

    May Dharma brother Tantra Lanidha achieve all rightful wishes. May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature. May the Covid-19 pandemic will soon be over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

     

  2. Mật Tấn Sơn (Đỗ Trường Giang) says:

    Dear Guru,

    I read this article.

    Thank you so much.

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

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

    May Covid-19 pandemic soon be over.

    Om mani padme hum.

  3. Brian says:

    Thank you very much for the article. I greatly appreciate your teaching and sharing your great knowledge. I feel very blessed to be able to learn from your articles. May you have good health and happiness. Long live the Guru.

  4. Tantra Sutradaka says:

    Reverend Guru jee
    Om Mani Padme Hum
    I bow before your lotus feet
    So kind to you for sharing this beautiful piece of devotion in the form of an article which is the expression of a pious and spiritually sound mind saturated with the notes of humble feeling, willing and action. Wisdom makes our vision sublime and gentle. Sublimated gentleness makes one expedient. Such expediency puts one on the track of Right livelihood. It makes one healthy, wealthy and wise. My Dhamma friend is an explicit example of this. After reading and regularly commenting on the articles, shared by our Guru on Chanthuduy.com refinement is marked in his life, thought and action so tremendously that his vision has become purified, right understanding emerged that enabled him to be realistic and compassionate for the world and worldly entities. This is the transformation from vanity to humanity, ego to humility and pride to purity. This is the miracle of our Guru’s grace of bestowing on him the rays of Pure Mind Buddhism and the regular study of Guru’s shared articles as well commenting on them regularly. This has happened in his life due to the personal hard endeavour and Guru’s ambrosia of benediction. Through his untiring right efforts he could be able to open the Tantric Buddhism Door leading to final emancipation from the bonded life.
    Om Mani Padme Hum
    May all sentient beings be happy and trouble free in their life

    Long live our Guru along with his consort.

     

  5. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear compassionate guru,

    I bow my head down for you

    I express my gratitude to you

    I devote myself to you

    Thank you so much for sharing this article with us, actually your noble efforts got beyond all borders, I highly appreciate your kindness, compassion, goodness and fabulousness towards us, you’re always patient with us, bear our mistakes, correct it calmly, and before all you’re always here for us.

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

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

    May the pandemic caused by corona virus soon end

    Om Mani Padme hum

     

  6. Hà Thị Nguyệt says:

    Dear Guru

    I read this article

    Thank you so much for  writting article

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

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

    May covid 19- pandemic soon be over

    om mani padme hum

     

     

  7. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear Guru,
    I bow my head before your lotus feet.
    I am grateful to you for guiding us in difficult times by showing the path of dharma. I understand it’s very difficult for a Guru to understand the minds of all his desciples and teach them according to their circumstances and their nature. Finding a true Guru in this world is very difficult, we feel blessed to find you. So much of encouragement and different methods of meditation has been taught by our Guru to suit different individuals. Guru teaches us how to live and practise Dharma in these modern days. Without Guru our lives would have been incomplete and do not know how it would have been. Guru utilizes each and every moment to teach. Spending a day with Guru is worth reading many books. We must put in our daily lives the teachings of Guru, otherwise all our efforts would go in vain. Unless we practice Guru’s teaching we can’t progress further in our spiritual life. Many times I have experienced the blessings of Guru.
    Thanks to Guru for accepting me as your learner.
    Hope all beings may be able to follow Guru and enjoy the fruits of Dharma practise. We have only one life so we must try our best to surrender ourselves to Guru’s teaching without a single doubt in our mind, only then we can feel the change in our daily lives.
    Feeling so good to celebrate Guru’s day!
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May covid 19 pandemic soon end.
    Om ami Padme Hum
    Tantra Upatissa
     

  8. Mật Thủy says:

    Dear Tantra Lanidha,

    I’m delight with your thoughts about Guru on Guru Day. Your mind transforming is so marvellous and interests me. Congratulations to you with that “value gift” you received from Guru via chanhtuduy.com. Your sharing also reminds me of Guru’s teaching in the article named “Mind transformation is the most wonderful thing”.

    Thank you for your sharing. May our Guru devotion be nourished and grow up day by day.

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

    May the Covid-19 pandemic soon come to an end.

    Om mani padme hum!

  9. Mật Phê Rô says:

    Dear repect Guru!

    I have read article

    Thank you so much

    I pray Guru good health, live long because benefit of all beings.

    I pray covid 19 soon over

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  10. Tantra Adeniva says:

    Dear Honourable Guru
    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
    Thank you so much for your kindness.
    May all your righteous wishes come true soon.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature.
    May covid 19 pandemic soon end.
    🌷Om Mani Padme Hum🌷

     

  11. Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    I thank you for this wonderful article which you have share to us, l appreciate you for making us to understand that what ever we have in this life is as result of Guru devotion.

    May you give us the strength and spirit to practice right.

    May Guru live long for the benefit of all sentient beings

    may all sentient beings free from suffering and may the end of covid 19 come soon.

    Om Mani padme hum .

     

  12. Nguyễn Trung Khánh says:

    Dear Guru!
    I have rea this article
    Thank you so much.
    May you have a good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient benings .
    May all the sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om mani padme hum!

     

  13. Mật Huệ Bích (8 tuổi) says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have read the whole article,

    Thank you Guru,

    I pray for the health and longevity of Guru and your consort for the sake of  all sentient beings,

    I pray for the Coronavirus disease soon to be eradicated ,

    I pray that all  sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature,

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  14. Mật Phước says:

    Dear Guru,
    I have read the article “”THE AFTERSHOCK” THE MIND”.
    I really enjoyed his awareness that, he have a approachability and enjoy the blessing, which is rely on the Guru devotion.
    Thank you, Tantra Lanidha, for your writing helps me has established my thoroughness towards the “Guru Devotion is enlightment platfrom”, which Ashvagosha has taught us.
    May Guru and your consort have good the health and longevity for the sake of all senteint beings.
    May the Covid 19 pandemic be soon over.
    May all senteint beings achieve the happiess of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  15. Mật Bích Thủy. says:

    Dear Guru .
    I read this article
    Thank you so much for writting article
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature
    May covid 19 – pandemic soon be over
    Om Mani padme Hum !

  16. Mật Diễm says:

    Dear Guru .

    I have read this article already.

    I am rejoice with the heartfelt and blessed feelings of Tantra Lanidha (Ralph Keating) when being approached the light of the right view of the Buddha through the channel of Guru’s transporting.

    I pray for the health and longevity of  Guru and your consort for the benefit of beings.

    I pray for all sentient beings imbued with the gift of the Three Jewels through the Guru’s Transport Channel.

    Pray for the coronavirus disease soon to be eradicated.

    OM AH HUM

  17. Kelzang eden says:

    Happy to know author have understood the purpose of this live and devoted deciple to guru ,naturally you have aboundace blessing, hope to continue as now ahead.🙏🙏🙏

  18. Mật Chánh Tấn says:

    Dear Tantra Lanidha,

    It is delightful to read your sharing and your devotion words towards the holy Guru in this article. It is true to say that we cannot express enough gratitude to Guru for his compassion and wisdom. Because by his compassion and wisdom, we are now able to understand the right view, experience life according to the right orbit round the correct doctrine of the Buddha, prevent ourselves from falling to extreme conception. As you have mentioned in the article: by letting go of resistance to Guru devotion, we will be able to get the floodgates of blessing, which stated by Great Buddhist Master Ashvaghosha in “50 Verses of Guru Devotion”: “Guru devotion builds your Enlightenment foundation. All the Sutra and Tantra confirmed you will accumulate immeasurable merit and be suitable to hold pure Dharma.” By nurturing Guru devotion, we can fade away the ego (I, my, myself) and from that, we can be able to accept our life easier, cherish the things that we are having and especially feel more and more grateful for what we have learned from the Guru’s teaching. 

    Thank you Tantra Lanidha for sharing this article. I believe by taking strong devotion and faith to the holy Guru’s teaching, anyone in all over the world can achieve true happiness in their life and also see the light in the path of Enlightenment and Liberation.

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

    May Tantra Lanidha get joyful and successful on the path to enlightenment.

    May the epidemic of Covid-19 come to end soon.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  19. Nguyên Thành
    Nguyên Thành says:

    Dear Tantra Lanidha! I was busy all day so I am commenting now. In fact somebody  fetl aftershock from the minh but ít is useful and meaningful for learners  Buddhism,  or it is stressful for others.  I am delighted to read your article.  Thanks.

  20. Mật Khả Phúc says:

    Dear Tantra Lanidha,

    I have read this article “the aftershock from the mind”.
    I have sympathized with your aftershock because we all have same experience. We were blinded, trapped and sorrow in the our pride, ignorance and wrong view. We were fooled and struggled by fake happiness. Fortunately, Guru has reached his hands to help us out of the black hole. Furthermore, Guru has granted us the most beneficial, magical and marvelous innovation and the precious garden chanhtuduy.com. Hence, we gain our wisdom, vision and attitude. We have new eyes, new life and the true happiness. “Guru devotion builds your Enlightenment foundation. All the Sutra and Tantra confirmed you will accumulate immeasurable merit and be suitable to hold Pure Dharma”. I am happy for your mind transformation. Thanks for your touched article, may you attain all the righteous wishes.

    May myself and all Dharma brothers always nourish our devotion toward Guru day by day.

    I sincerely pray for the health and longevity of Guru and his consort for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May Covid-19 pandemic will eliminate soon.

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  21. Mật Diệu Linh says:

    Dear Guru.
    I have read this article.
    I rejoice in praising the virtue, wisdom, and bodhicitta of the Master who taught Yoga Thanh Tri to help sentient beings have proper awareness in the path of Dharma, and to have true happiness.

    Thank you, Tantra Lanihda, for writing the article expressing gratitude to the Master for the lessons the Master has taught on chantuduy.com, which has brought you many benefits.
    May you and your consort have good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of the Buddha’s nature.
    May covid 19 pandemic be soon over.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  22. Mật Tuyết Hoa says:

    Dear Guru,
    I have read this article.
    Dear Tantra Lanidha,
    Thank you so much for your sharing the article with all words fully devotion to Guru. Through this article, one more time I am to feel cherish the great opportunity for meeting and following Guru in this life. Like your feeling, I touched to aftershock from the mind when I read the articles from Guru. Because It made me know that what is the right view, where is the liberation and how to come there by the teaching of Guru based on the Buddha Dharma. I am grateful to Guru who helps me enjoy new way on my life with the present day is better than past days. I will live in this happy life if I always obey all the guidance from Guru with pure the devotion.
    May Guru and his consort live long and have a good health for the sake of all sentient beings.
    Thank you for your writing. May dharma brother Tantra Lanidha achieves all rightful wishes.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the Covid 19 will end soon.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

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