Apr 30, 2020

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The Story about Death

The story about death.

A young man approached Buddha and said, ” Oh ! Bhagavan ! my father died yesterday. A group of Brahmins came and conducted his last rites of my father by performing pujas and homas and sent him to the Heaven.
” I have heard you are a great man. I request you to conduct special pujas and worship for the sake of my father and make him to to stay always in the Heaven, being liberated from Samsara of birth and death.”– so said and prostrated before him.

Buddha pondered over for some time and asked that young man two pots made of mud and told him to fill in one stone particals and in the other butter up to their’s brim, tightly close them with their lids, seal and place them at the bottom of a pond nearby. He did so. Now Buddha asked him to bring a bamboo stick and to break the two pots by the stick which he did so !. Lo ! see what happened ! the stone particals all settled at the bottom of the pond and the butter floated on the surface of the water !


Buddha said ” This is what I did and what I can do. Now you call Brahmins and tell them , by virtue of their homes and pujas to make all the stone particals to float on the surface of the water and the butter to settle still at the bottom of the pond.
The young man surprised and uttered
Oh ! How could it be ? Are you not joking?. Buddha said this is my answer to you .! and continued, ” if your father has accumulated good merits , by virtue of them he Will be liberated and stay always in Heaven!. If he has accumulated bad merits by way of bad karmas, he will not escape Samsara of birth and death !

Heaven

Samsara of birth and death

NO BODY CAN CHANGE THE LAW OF NATURE ( cause and effect ) !
” Sarve janaha Sukhino Bhavanthu”
Om Mani Padme Hum.

Dr C H Lakshmi narayana
( Tantra Nirvadeva )

 

  1. Osman Deniz says:

    dear guru. after people die, heaven and hell. I am on the wing, which was formed as a result of human actions in the past. Thank you for your enlightenment with your precious consciousness. I always wish healthy and peaceful days

  2. Mật Tường Vi says:

    Dear Guru,
    I have read this article. I rejoice with the sharing of Tantra Nirvadeva . With the story about deadth, I further understand the law of nature: Cause and effect. If we have accumulated bad merits by way of bad karmas, we will not escape Samsara of birth and deadth. Nobody can change that.
    May Guru and your consort have good health and live long for the the sake of all beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature.
    May Covid-19 pandemic soon be swept away.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  3. Mật Khả Phúc says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have read “The Story about Death”.
    I understand that Nobody can change the law of nature (cause and effect). If his father earn good merit, he will be liberated and always stay in the heaven. If his father earn bad merit, he will keeping going in Samsara of birth and death. If today we neglect our spiritual life, no one will help us when we face the death. We are so lucky to meet Guru who gives light into our life, show us the way to earn good merit, guide us to the right path, the path to enlightenment. Guru also remind us “do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate  the mind on the present moment “ so that we remember and treasure the current opportunity to collect good merit right now. Guru has worked continuously for us, but if we don’t do anything and give lot of excuses for our heartless, we will become like that old man suffer in Samsara again. I would like to express my gratitude to Guru’s wisdom and Bodhicitta to invent Pure Yoga Mind, especially chanhtuduy.com which help all sentient beings around the world able to approach right view, practice “Dharma is life” effectively and easily. May myself and other Dharma’s brothers always nurture devotion toward Guru, listen to Guru, treasure Dharma and practice Dharma diligently in order to not be swirled into Samsara.

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

    May Covid-19 pandemic will eliminate soon.

    May all sentient beings be free from suffering.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  4. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear holy, honorable and compassionate guru,

    Thank you so much for sharing this story with us. I really liked it. It contains a lot of great morals. Actually all the Buddha’s stories and teachings are unique, and as usual you explain and provide them for us with a totally easy and simple way. Thank you so much again.

    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

  5. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Dear Tantra Nirvadeva,

    I am delighted to read your sharing.  The law of cause and effect is always fair and equal to all beings. You reap what you sow. The story in your article reminds me of the teaching in Dhammapada,  it goes:

    Not in the sky, nor in mid-ocean,

    nor in a mountain cave,

    is found that place on earth

    where abiding one may escape

    from (the consequences) of one’s evil deed. —

    Therefore,  to avoid the consequences,  we should make good deeds and accumulate merit at present as much as possible. And reading and comment on chanhtuduy.com is the most effective way to understand all aspects of Buddha’s teachings and collect much merit daily life. It becomes effective because it is one of six marvelous spiritual practices invented by Guru. Reading and comment will provide learners with right view,  which is the foundation of wisdom.  More importantly,  reading and comment is the fastest way to connect with Guru and get his blessings. Relying the Guru who continuously works hard for the liberation of all sentient beings helps us to purify our bad karmas and create countless good karmas for the betterment in future, even the long-lasting bliss in Pure Land as the affirmation of Santideva in Bodhicaryàvatàra in which

    And those who develop feelings of hostility,

    Towards these benefactors, the buddhas’ heirs,

    Will languish in the hells, the mighty Sage has said,

    For aeons equal to the moments of their malice.

    By contrast, to look upon them well,

    Will yield benefits in still greater measure.

    For even in adversity, the buddhas’ heirs

    Bring no harm, only virtue that naturally increases.

    Thank you so much for your sharing.

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

    May Tantra Nirvadeva have good health and get righteous wishes on the path to liberation.

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

    May the covid  19 pandemic be soon over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  6. Tantra Amitara says:

    Dear guru

    I bow my head before your lotus feet. I am thankful for this article.

    Nobody can change the law of nature even budha. If we created bad karma then it will lead to bad result only. Even I noticed when I think bad things then feeling uncomfortable with body. I think this may be the reason why hilter suicided. In the whole world every religious leader considered himselves as creator but Budha considered himself as a helper who show path to liberation. It gives me total satisfaction.

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

    May all sensient being free from all type of diseases.

    May all sensient being attain enlightenment.

    Om mani padme hum

     

     

  7. Donald kekeke says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you very much for making us to know that the right path is always the best part of life. And to make us understand that our merit here on Earth always speaks on our behalf and will also make us to remain in heaven. Thanks Guru for your making humanity to always live by the guidelines of your teachings

     

     

  8. Mật Thủy
    Mật Thủy says:

    Dear Tantra Nirvadeva,

    Thank you for sharing “The story about the death” in the Buddha time. The lesson from Buddha to the man proved the magic power of the teachings in Buddhism. It is more beneficial than other magic powers as it helps people understand the right view. Based on right view, we are able to do the right things and going on the right path to be free from sufferings of the samsara. I praise up the marvellous and beneficial teachings from Buddha that Guru has been extracting into numerous “Dharma is life” articles on chanhtuduy.com. Thank you Guru for your compassion and wisdom in spreading Thanh Tri Yoga to us and other readers for many years until now.

    The story also reminds me of practising Dharma diligently (by reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com) to accumulate merits gradually preparing for my future life.

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

    May the Covid-19 epidemic will soon come to an end and may all sentient beings be free from suffering.

    Om mani padme hum!

  9. Mật Kính says:

    Dear Tantra Nirvadeva,

    I really rejoice to read your article “ the story about death”. It is clearly that the “no body can change the law of nature ( cause and effect) “. Like the father in the article that he will not escape Samara of birth and death if he has accumulated bad merits by way of bad karma. Therefore, it is important that we should accumulate the good deeds each day and the results we will come the path of liberation. And with the six marvelous spiritual practices, we can easily collect the merit and good karma. Thanks you so much Guru.

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

    May the covid -19 epidemic will soon be eliminated.

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

    OM AH HUM

  10. Mật Tuyết Hoa says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have read this article.

    Through the article, I understand the trust of clause is “Nobody can change the law of nature: Cause and Effect”. Now, I am happy and cherish the precious chance to meet and follow Guru on the path of Dharma, the path of enlightenment. Thanks to Guru, who have been working continuously with wisdom and Bodhicitta through Pure Mind Yoga, I have been guided the way earning and saving good merit, going according to right way. However, if I don’t take care my actions, don’t follow Guru’s advice, don’t nurture the devotion towards Guru, of course I will back to Samara with Death and Live. I am grateful to Guru.

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

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

    May the Covid 19 pandemic will be end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  11. Mật Giác Đăng says:

    Dear Tantra Nirvadeva,

    I rejoice with the story you share. Thank you for sharing this story which is meaningful, help me to more cherish the precious chance to meet and follow holy Guru in this life. Thanks to Guru wisdom and Bodhicitta, we, followers, can understand the teachings of Buddha and furthermore, we have been guided with right methods to get right view, to do right action, aiming to basic of wisdom, leading to good merits. And these are just the very necessary luggage that we all must have on the journey following Guru step to the city of liberation – Western Pure Land. How’s fortunate we are! I am grateful to holy Guru.

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

    May all of us always appreciate our blissing, nurturing devotion towards Guru and be diligent in rehearsing and practicing Thanh Tri mind dharma under Guru’s guidance.

    May Tantra Nirvadeva achieve righteous wishes.

    May covid-19 pandemic will be soon eliminated.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  12. Mật Nhất Nguyên says:

    Dear Holy Guru,
    I’m impressed with dharma brother Tantra Nirvadeva’s sharing. Making the butter sink and the stones float is the metaphor for making a person with little merits to be born in heaven. It’s going against nature and the law of cause and effect and not possible. I’m grateful for the Guru’s methods to help us accumulate both merits and wisdom.

    May the Guru and His Consort have good health for the benefit of all sentient beings. May dharma brother Tantra Nirvadeva 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.

  13. Mật Ba says:

    Dear Tantra Niverdeva!
    I have read this article and like it.
    I  thank you so much for wrote.
    My Guru and your consort have good and live long.
    May the Covid _ 19 pandemit get soon over.
    Om mani padme hum

  14. Mật Giác Đăng says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for encouraging me.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  15. Mật Phước says:

    Dear Guru,
    I have read the article “THE STORY ABOUT DEATH” from Tantra Nirvadeva.
    The story is really meaningful, it helps me improve my thought about the spititual path towards positively practice Dharma to search the merits. Because anyones has accumulate lot of good merits is the person will nature be up high realms. Opposite, nobody can help get the high realms while did many bad things. Therefore, nobody can break this law of nature.
    I am thinking that, we didn’t have many blessing to directly meet the Buddha as person in the story. But I feel endless lucky when practicing dharma of Buddha everyday through the “Pure Mind Yoga” (Chanhtuduy.com) with the guidance from the true Guru, we do not just wish to up higher realms but aim to get liberated out from birth and death arout.
    Thank you so much for this sharing.
    May Guru with your consort have good the health and longevity for sake of the all senteint beings.
    May the Covid 19 pandemic get soon over.
    May all senteint beings achieve the happiess of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  16. Mật Phước says:

    Dear Guru,
    Thank you so much for your encouragement.
    May Guru with your consort have good the health and longevity for the sake of all senteint beings.
    May the Covid 19 pandemic get soon over.
    May all senteint beings achieve the happiess of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  17. Mật Thúy says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy !

    Con đã đọc xong bài này rồi ạ .

    Mật Thúy hoan hỉ với bài viết chia sẻ của Tantra Nirvadeva , qua câu nguyện Mật Thúy hiểu được rằng bản thân mình cũng rất mai nắng khi được hạnh ngộ vị Thầy và được thực hành pháp  yoga thanh trí mổi ngày để tích tập công đức và tiêu trừ nghiệp xấu đã tạo ra nhiều kíp trước và tương lai sẽ được  về thành phố giải thoát con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã từ bi phát kiến ra tâm pháp yoga thanh trí để học trò đệ tử chúng con thực hành viễn tập  lợi mình lợi người . Con cầu nguyện sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy cô vì lợi lạc của chúng sanh con cầu nguyện cho vi khuẩn corona xóm ngày được tiêu trừ Om Ah Hùm.

  18. Mật Phê Rô says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con hoan hỷ thiện hạnh chia sẻ bài viết của đạo hữu Tantra Nirvadeva.

    Qua câu chuyện đề cập trong bài con hiểu được nghiệp là thứ sẽ quyết định cho sự tái sanh của ta ở cõi cao hay ở cõi thấp. Nếu như tin vào một vài nghi lễ cúng tế bằng các con vật để mong người chết được lên cõi cao là điều không thể, càng không thể tin vào một vị thần linh nào đó có thể giúp đưa ta lên cõi cao trong khi sống ta không hề tích lũy được một thiện nghiệp nào.

    Con cảm ơn đạo hữu Tantra Nirvadeva đã viết bài. Cầu nguyện đạo hữu luôn hạnh phúc, hanh thông, viên thành mọi ước nguyện.

    Con cầu nguyện Thầy Cô sức khỏe, trường thọ vì đại nghiệp phổ truyền Yoga Thanh Trí, làm lợi lạc tất cả chúng sanh.

    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh được nương tựa bóng lành Thầy, Phật, Pháp, Tăng.

    Cầu nguyện dịch bệnh corona sớm được tiêu trừ.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  19. Mật Bích Liên says:

    Kính bạch Thầy
    Con đã đọc ” The story about death ” của đạo hữu Tantra Nirvadeva.
    Qua câu chuyện, hình ảnh ẩn dụ việc làm bơ chìm xuống nước và đá nổi trên mặt nước được ví cho 1 người làm nhiều điều ác, tạo nghiệp ác thì sẽ không ai có thể giúp cho người đó đạt đến cảnh giới cao được vì trái với luật tự nhiên, luật nhân qủa. Nếu bạn gieo nhân xấu thì phải gặt quả xấu. Vì vậy, chúng con nên làm những việc tốt để tạo nghiệp tốt thì mới có thể thoát khỏi khổ đau luân hồi sanh tử. Chúng con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã tạo ra CTD.com giúp chúng con, chúng sanh hữu tình có cơ hội nâng cao trí tuệ, tạo nhiều nghiệp tốt, tích luỹ công đức trở về thành phố giải thoát. Cảm ơn đạo hữu đã chia sẻ bài pháp ý nghĩa. Cầu nguyện cho mọi ước nguyện chánh đáng của đạo hữu được viên thành.
    Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho sức khoẻ và sự trường thọ của Thầy Cô vì lợi lạc của chúng sanh. Cầu nguyện cho tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc Phật tánh. Cầu nguyện cho dịch bệnh Covid 19 sớm tiêu trừ. Om Mani Padme Hum.

  20. Mật Khải Nguyên says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I have read this article. This interesting tale helps me realize the important characteristic of a true spiritual teacher and the significance of having right views.

    Just like butter can’t sink and stone can’t float, a true spiritual teacher doesn’t blind us with pleasant words just because it is what we want to hear, but he shows us the truth, wakes us from delusion and shows us the way to achieve enlightenment.

    This story is like a reflection of today’s world, I have witnessed many so-called spiritual teachers who are willing to say “stone can float and butter can sink” by committing superstition, spreading wrong thoughts, and going against the truth just to satisfy others for profit. I am lucky to follow the holy Pure Mind Yoga Guru who has always emphasized the right thoughts and encourage me to practice the Dharma to achieve true happiness, according to the laws of cause and effect.

    Thank you, I pray for the long lives of Guru and his consort for the sake of all sentient beings,

    May all sentient beings be awake in the state of enlightenment,

    May the Covid-19 pandemic soon be over,

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  21. Mật Hoa Tâm (Nguyễn Huỳnh Ngọc Phụng 9tuổi) ng) says:

    Kính bạch Thầy

    Con đã đọc bài viết này rồi ạ!

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

    Cầu nguyện dịch bệnh corona sớm được tiêu trừ

    Om mani pedme hum

     

  22. Mật Tú Viên says:

    Dear Guru!

    I have read this article of Tantra Nirvadeva. Through the story told in this article, I understand that no one can change the law of cause and effect, including Buddha. We create any karma we will receive the results of that karma. Therefore, it is unreasonable for anyone to believe that just spending money to conduct worship can delete bad karma. We can only transform bad karma through diligently practice Dharma under the guidance of a Guru.

    Thank Tantra Nirvadeva for sharing.

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

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

    May the Covid 19 pandemic will be over soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  23. Tantraupatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article on death. Lord Buddha gave a good example on cause and effect and opened the eyes of the farmer about his father birth in heaven or hell. No matter how many pujas we do or offerings for a dead person finally his good karma will decide his future conditions.

    This was a rare example I have seen.

    May COVID 19 come to an end.

    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…

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