Dec 31, 2018

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Letter from India: THE SMILE OF NEW YEAR (Thư Ấn Độ: Nụ cười năm mới)

Letter from India: THE SMILE OF NEW YEAR (Thư Ấn Độ: Nụ cười năm mới)

The 2018 is going to close and it comes 2019 in the cold weather. I sit in my house with the warm clothes but still feel that it is freezing outside. I am so lucky to get warm in the house and I feel so sorry for those who have to work under the freezing weather. Likewise, at present, I get the warmth from the beautiful castle of chanhtuduy.com shining with the light of right view. The lights of Guru’s wisdom and Bodhicitta warm my life. Guru’s teachings make my life enjoyable, meaningful and full of joy. It is a new chapter in my life when I have known Guru and learnt from him, especially met him in Vietnam. It is a chapter of freedom from suffering, of inner happiness and success in life as well as social achievement on the spiritual path under Guru’s guidance.

I happened to remember the beginning time of 2018. Year 2018 began with no feelings in me to enjoy, as everything for me was as usual with no changes. From long time since I started my first job I was continuously in debts as my family members were continuously getting into accidents and health issues. And I was not able to sleep properly during most of life as I used to get scary dreams which made me restless. I was exhausted but yet facing all situations and moving forward in life.

The first time I go to the website chanhtuduy.com, I felt so happy to sink in the wise teachings Guru has made effort to write on chanhtuduy.com. I have learnt that this is the special website where Guru can teach learner directly. It is so different methods of teaching from other place. When I go to temple, if I would like to meet the head of the temples, I have to offer money and gift. Then going to home, I have rare chances to meet them again. If I have any questions about Buddhism or my practice, it is difficult for me to go to meet them to get the answer because I have to work for living. In addition, it is not easy to meet the head of the temple frequently. More importantly, meeting the wise and trustful one is really difficult in life. As the Buddha said it is very difficult to meet the one who can teach the Dharma and precepts.

But with the site of chanhtuduy.com that Guru has make with his compassion, wisdom and noble effort, we, the learners from the other side of the ocean can directly connect with him. I always wonder that how a Guru can do such a amazing and noble things to benefit all sentient beings like Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh? I am so lucky enough that with the advice of Guru by listening to his lectures before sleep I got peaceful sleep though I could not understand. This was really a good thing. It works for me. I have got the peaceful and deep sleep with his teachings.

Even the work I was dying as KYC Analyst for a Bank, I was fed-up with it as I was a Graphic and Web-designer. When I was going through all these harsh faces of life, Vajra Brother “Mat Dieu Hang” informed that I was blessed that our Respected Guru agreed  me to attend the Dharma conference 2018. I was thinking whether to visit Vietnam or not as I was in debts. Then with Guru’s blessings I happened to visit Vietnam to meet Guru.

There were so many thoughts coming into my mind as how to greet Guru during my first meeting with him. After meeting Guru I came to know he was a kind hearted person and had enormous compassion in his heart towards other beings. If we do some mistake he corrects us so we don’t repeat the same mistake again. I was asked to not shake the head left and right when I was listening to others. It was challenging for me because in India we people convey the message to others by shaking our heads that we are listening to them (not all people do same here but most of us do same thing).

During my first visit I attended Dharma event and I felt happy for receiving award along with other Dharma brothers. Guru taught me how to practice meditation and we along with other Vajra brothers had a good time together. I felt happy to meet few Dharma friends from India like Tantra Sutradak, Tantra Mahadeva, 2 monks from Srilanka. I was able to communicate with them in our Indian language Hindi. Time came nearby I had to leave to India. Mat Nhi Khang dropped me in airport and felt happy because he was so energetic to help Dharma friends.

Few months passed by and in July again I go opportunity to visit Guru. This time Vajra Brother “Mat Dieu Hang” and other two along her came to airport to receive me. During this visit I was bestowed Dharma teachings, six syllabus Mani Mantra, bodhicitta meditation and different techniques on Avlokiteshwara Mediation in the Guru’s invention of six marvelous practices.

I was happy seeing the lotus shaped pond having fishes which used to come nearby Guru whenever he was standing near the pond. I thought they may be his disciples during past lives.

After receiving Guru’s teachings I had a pleasant time with all Vajra brothers in beautiful resorts, restaurants having Vietnamese food and coffee. I liked the driving of all Vajra brothers as they were able to drive so smoothly and they were so kind and understanding. Also few Vajra brothers helped me in translating Guru’s teaching like Mat Hue Phap and Mat Kha Phuc, one of the Dharma brother, Mat Thuy gifted me Cat toy with which my mother and sometimes I play. Thanks to you all.

After coming back to India few months later I was moved to IT Department and was given role of performing Manual testing, which I was thinking to do from past some years. This was kind of other work which I would like to do. I am sure that it happened with Guru’s blessings. I was experiencing some kind of peace and happiness in my mind and situations near me. I also noticed that patience increased in me. I am so grateful to do internship of Pure Mind Yoga and especially, after having a meeting with Guru in Vietnam and get his blessings, I got the job I have wished to do for a long time. My wishes come true. In addition, I always feel peaceful and be at easy in my life now. I have learnt that Pure Mind yoga with six marvelous practices invented by Guru brings us inner happiness, success in work, social achievement this life and long-lasting bliss next life if we connect with Guru with our devotion. It is no chance Patrul Rinpoche affirmed in the book “The words of my perfect teacher” that Guru is regards as the source of worldly success and spiritual achievements.

At the time of ending 2018, looking back the year 2018, my heart bursts into happiness and the deep gratitude toward the holy Guru, who gives me the new life with peace and joy, I would like to write some words to thank Guru from the bottom of my heart. I will try to diligently practice and I wish to make a small contribution to the development of the website chanhtuduy.com.

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

May Pure Mind yoga spread all over the world to benefit all beings.

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

Om Mani Padme Hum.

Tantra Upatissa


Vietnamese version: Thư Ấn Độ: Nụ cười năm mới

 

  1. Dear Tantra Upatissa

    Mat Hue Phap take delight in reading your sharing on “The Smile of New Year”. The first half of 2018 is as normal as previous years of yours with burden of debts, relatives incurring diseases or accidents, boring job and chronic insomnia caused by awful nightmares…. all create a heavy pressure on you and this real nightmare would last long if you don’t know about the Vimilakirti Room (chanhtuduy.com) and the Guru as its admin. The Guru appears lively in your sharing as an erudite and compassionate kalyanamitra who helps you end pains and sufferings. Thanks to listening to his sermons (though you don’t understand because of language difference), you have been able to sleep peacefully. Thanks to reading and doing comment on his articles on the site and particularly after two meetings with him in Song Nguyen Tantra House, you’ve got offer of desired work and more importantly you have experience peace and happiness in your mind and situations near you. It’s not an exaggeration to assert that it’s Guru who has helped us totally change our outlook of life and it’s him who bestows on us effective and wonderful methods of Dharma practices that help us gain equanimity in this life and a rebirth in the Amida’s realm next life. That’s the reason why Patrul Rinpoche affirmed in the book “The Words of My Perfect Teacher” that Guru is regarded as the source of worldly successes and spiritual achievements. These successes and achievements will never come if the follower or disciple does not have enough faith and devotion to his Guru for the Padmasambhava taught: “Although your Guru’s merit is as much as layers of cloud, the blessing rain will never fall down unless you have a field of devotion”. Your incredible successes as well as of other Vajra brothers are strong and convincing evidences of the righteousness of the path of Pure Mind Yoga under Guru’s guidance and the spirit of Guru devotion. The year of 2018 is closing, moving back for the coming of 2019 in freezing weather, but the light and warmth from chanhtuduy.com and Guru’s Bodhicitta will be a precious source of energy that helps us overcome ignorance darkness, crossing the river of rebirth cycle to the distant bank of liberation. Thanks Tantra Upatissa for this meaningful sharing.

     

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

    May Tantra Upatissa have health and obtain achievements on the path of cultivation and righteous wishes

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

    Om Ah Hum

  2. Dr C H Lakshminarayan says:
    Respected Guruji, I bow my head at your lotus feet.

    WISH  GURUJI and all my Dharma brothers and sisters HAPPY  NEW YEAR  !

    It gives me great pleasure to read this article  which showers  abundant love and respect to Guruji.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Tantra Nirvadeva

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Nirvadeva (CH Lakshminarayan)  sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý! 

      Con cúi đầu đảnh lễ dưới chân sen của Thầy! 

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy tôn quý thân tâm an tịnh. Cầu nguyện các đạo huynh,  đạo hữu Mật gia năm mới hạnh phúc. 

      Con vô cùng hoan hỷ khi đọc bài viết này. Con cảm nhận được tình yêu thương bao la của Thầy với mọi chúng sanh và sự tôn kính của đạo hữu ấy đối với Thầy thông qua bài viết này. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

      Con – Tantra Nirvadeva. 

  3. Tantra Upatissa says:
    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    Also thanks to Mat Hue Phap for reading my article delightfully and making me understand the blessings of Guru.

    And also thanks to Sir Tantra Nirvadeva for wishing all of us a happy new year.

    I wish all Guru’s disciples have a successful year ahead.

    Wish you all happy new year.

    May Guru and his consort live long and protected 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 đăng bài viết của con. 

      Con cảm ơn huynh Mật Huệ Pháp đã hoan hỷ đọc bài viết của con và viết comment giúp con hiểu hơn về ơn phước đến từ vị Thầy. 

      Con cũng cảm ơn đạo hữu Tantra Nirvadeva đã cầu nguyện cho chúng con có một năm mới hạnh phúc. 

      Con cầu nguyện các đạo huynh,  đạo hữu Mật gia có một năm mới thành công và hạnh phúc. 

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

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

  4. Mật Thủy says:
    Dear Tantra Upatissa,

    “The smile of new year” of you is shinning to me, giving me and other vajra brothers the joy towards Guru’s blessings. Your 2018 story is an interesting one, and is similar to many former stories of Guru’s disciples. Our spectacular changes in life bringing us inner happiness, success in work, social achievement this life are the blessing rain from Guru falling down us. Latest examples of success of Mat Tu, Mat Hong Tuyen, Mat Nhuan Quang, huynh Mat Hai and me, and you – Tantra Upatissa, etc… has proven the six marvelous spiritual inventions of our Guru as well as his great devotion to the community, to this world and to all sentient beings. We all have no money, no power, no one to depend on, so how will we be fulfill our dream to be better in life? It’s is trully no way unless we depend on Guru and the Three Jewels. We are like the lukiest ones to be saved and given new lives, new chances by Guru.

    I’d like to congratulate on your achievements on 2018 thank to Guru. I pray for more and more people will have the opportunity to know the marvelous way leading to success like us.

    Thank you for your sharing on the new year 2019.

    May our Guru and his consort have good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    Om mani padme hum.

     

  5. Chris Larson says:
    Very nice. I too appreciate the Gurus teachings in English, and am grateful.

    Thank you

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Bài viết của huynh rất hay. Đệ cũng tán thán những lời chỉ dạy của Thầy khi đệ đọc bản dịch tiếng Anh. Đệ luôn biết ơn Thầy vì đã chỉ dạy. 

      Cảm ơn huynh đã viết bài chia sẻ. 

  6. Mật Từ says:

    Dear Tantra Upatissa,

    Thank you for closing the year of 2018 by a big smile and a meaningful “wrap-up”. I really admire the way you described the warm of beautiful castle of chanhtuduy.com that brings you (and us) the light of right Dharma. While reading the article, I have reminisced about your journey when you first shared about your insomnia and its serious symptoms for years. Then I feel more thrilling with your grateful words about how the year of 2018 has been a new chapter to you. It is such an unbelievable grace that you had chance to visit Guru at Song Nguyen Tantra House twice within one year although you are living in India. Your faith in Guru and his teachings has paid you off by not only your getting a peaceful mind but also a new position in IT Department, the job that you kept thinking of for years. I am happy for your achievement and wish you will fulfill your righteous wishes in the future.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    • Nguyên Thành says:

      Why didn’t you write in Vietnamese languages? Why are you afraid? If you dont present your ideas in Vietnamese luagues on Vietmese article, excuse me I will revoke the login account because my English is difficult for reading!

    • Tantra Upatissa says:

      Thank you Mat Tu

      For your good wishes.

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum..

  7. Dear Tantra Upatissa!

    I like to read your article, recite what I experienced in 2018 on the last days of the year. Happy to know that you has escaped the disease is difficult to sleep and is transferred to a new set of jobs that you love. That achievement is a blessing after receiving permission from the Guru to visit Vietnam, I have time to attend the Dharma conference 2018 . Here, it is rewarded in the warm space, in the pure magnetic field of the Guru. Especially rehearsing and practicing in the Guru’s invention of six marvelous practices to release spiritual energy through the daily activities.

    Thank you for sharing.

    May the Guru and his consort are healthy, for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    Pray all beings to attain Buddhahood happiness.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Tantra Upatissa says:

      Thank you Mat Nhi Khang

      Thanks for helping me in VN and spending a good time with me..

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum..

  8. Tantra Amishuta says:
    Dear Upatissa,

    I can relate to all of your struggles and all of the wonderful things that have come to pass since finding the Holy guru. Thank you for sharing your story. It is pleasing to know there are others out there who have been in my shoes and are seeing the same wonderful changes in their lives. I look forward to continuing to learn with you from the holy guru.

    Dear holy Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this letter to you . It touched me in so many ways. I hope that you all will be well in Buddhism. Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Thân gửi đạo hữu Tantra Upatissa, 

      Tantra Amishuta hiểu được những khó khăn mà đạo hữu đã gánh chịu trước khi được học từ Thầy. Và từ khi được kết nối với Thầy tôn quý,  những điều tuyệt vời đã đến với đạo hữu.

      Cảm ơn đạo hữu đã chia sẻ câu chuyện của chính bản thân. Tantra Amishuta hoan hỷ khi biết rằng có những đạo hữu khác trên thế giới này có hoàn cảnh giống mình và đã thấy được những sự thay đổi tuyệt vời trong cuộc sống của họ. Tantra Amishuta mong được học từ vị Thầy tôn quý cùng với đạo hữu.

      Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý! 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài viết này. Bài viết này làm con xúc động rất nhiều. 

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy trụ thế lâu dài. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

  9. Mật Chánh Tấn says:

    Dear Tantra Upatissa!

    I would like to express my delighted to read your sharing in the article “Letter from India: The smile of new year”. I feel happy with your sincere sharing and your successes that you have achieved so far. You have been diligent in practicing Pure Mind Yoga methods according to the holy Guru’s instructions. By practicing Dharma, we could get sweet fruit of good karma as Lama Zopa used to said: “Only the practice of Dharma can remove or prevent the cause of one’s own negative karma while create the cause of one’s own happiness”. And your achievements from health improvement to getting dream job could be seen as true evidences of benefits that a person can get by practicing Pure Mind Yoga under holy Guru’s teaching. I believe by following the holy Guru’s instruction, you will get more happy moments as you are having right now and also share your love as well as articles on chanhtuduy.com to other people.

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

    May Tantra Upatissa practice Dharma diligently and nurture your devotion toward the holy Guru.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  10. Dear Tantra Upatissa,

    It is really rejoiced to read your sharing.

    I am glad that you have not only peaceful and deep sleep but also the job you like and especially inner peace. It’s true to say that Holy Guru to give us new life, new us. It’s magical to see all wonderful changes in our life day by day. We are so lucky in this life to be Holy Guru’s desciples or leaners.

    I am really happy for your achievement just after a year and wish you will fulfill your righteous wishes in the future.

    May all of us always develop our devotion to Holy Guru.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  11. Tantra Sagovana says:
    Dear Tantra Upatissa,

    Thank you for sharing your experience about practicing the Dharma under Guru and your visits to Vietnam.

    This year I hope I can also visit Vietnam to meet Guru and I hope to make further progress practicing the Dharma under Guru.

    May Guru, Guru’s consort, and Guru’s disciples be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    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:

      Thân gửi huynh Tantra Upatissa, 

      Đệ cảm ơn huynh đã chia sẻ những trải nghiệm của bản thân khi được thực hành pháp dưới sự chỉ dạy của Thầy và những chia sẻ về chuyến hạnh ngộ vị Thầy ở Việt Nam. 

      Năm nay,  đệ cũng mong đệ đến được Việt Nam để được hạnh ngộ với Thầy và đệ cũng cầu nguyện đệ tiến bộ trong việc hành pháp dưới sự chỉ dẫn của Thầy. 

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy Cô thân tâm an tịnh. 

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ phiền não và đạt được giác ngộ. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

      Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan). 

  12. Dear Tantra Upatissa,

    I am elated to read the article “The smile of new year”. I am happy that you does not feel the cold of winter anymore. Because you get the warmth from the beautiful castle of chanhtuduy.com with the light of right view from Guru’s teaching.

    Over a year ago, you had a very terrible insomnia, restless, stress, boring job,…Life seems heavily pressure of moving forward. But all of those problems have gone away since you come to chanhtuduy.com. You have been diligent in praticing Pure Mind Yoga methods according to the Respected Guru’s teaching. You become healthy physically and also mentally. You also find the dream job and have a meaningful life. Your successes show that Pure Mind Yoga with Guru’s teaching can make wonderful changes of practioner’s life.

    May Respected Guru and his consort have good health for the sake of all sentinent being.

    May Tantra Upatissa attain righteous wishes.

    Om Ah Hum.

  13. Mật Kính says:

    Dear Tantra Upatissa

    Im delighted to read your sharing “ The Smile of New Year “ . The last year 2018 was over ; and I happy for you when in year 2018 you had lot of successful like : deep sleep, good job in IT Department and was give role of performing Manual testing. Your successes as well as another Vajra brothers successes :  inner happiness, success in work , social achievement in this life….are the strong evidences for the right path of Pure Mind Yoga under Guru’s guidance and his devotion to all sentient beings through chanhtuduy.com

    May Guru and his consort have the good health and live long for the sake of all sentient being

    May Tantra Upatissa  will have the right wishes

    May all sentient being achieve the happniess of Buddha nature

    OM AH HUM

  14. Aman Prakash says:

    Dear guru

    Thank you for this article

    So nice and kindhearted guru. very though to find guru like you.a/q to budhha it is very difficult to have guru who teaches dhamma.It is same as presence of water in desert. If I got chance to come there will no hesitation to join you at viatnam. I am a new learner but really I accept there is no any peace in samsara world than in budhism. Many of people thinks about me as I am weak,timid because I follow non self , non violence, not giving counter attack. But realty is budhism.

    You have great man as I have seen your humble behaviour towards foreigner who is just your learner in chanhtuduy.in.

    Thank you for being with us

    May all sensient being attain true nature

    OM MANI PADME HUM

  15. Mark Hamilton says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for this article. I am hopeful I will find peace in myself in order to serve.

     

  16. paul yawney says:
    Since I started with Buddhism I have changed immensley. I stay in the moment and I try to remain neutral. I finally love myself. and am moving forward. Such wonderful teachings. thank you.
  17. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài viết này. Con mong rằng một ngày con sẽ tìm được sự bình an trong tâm để phụng sự.

     

     

     

  18. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Từ khi con bắt đầu học Phật pháp, con đã thay đổi rất nhiều. Con an trú trong hiện tại và con cố gắng giữ trung đạo. Con biết trân quý bản thân và tiếp tục tiến bước.

    Những lời dạy của Thầy thật tuyệt! 

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy.

     

     

  19. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Từ khi con bắt đầu học Phật pháp, con đã thay đổi rất nhiều. Con an trú trong hiện tại và con cố gắng giữ trung đạo. Con biết trân quý bản thân và tiếp tục tiến bước.

    Những lời dạy của Thầy thật tuyệt! 

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy.

     

     

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

    my name is Tantra Ashihata .

    I appreciate you for this wonderful article you have given to us. The lesson is great may you remove all our worries  and fill us with your happiness.

    May Guru live long for the seek of happiness of all sentient.

    Om mani padme hum

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