Sep 29, 2015

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Lesson 4: A rich man lost the key of his treasury (Người giàu đánh mất chìa khóa mở kho tàng của mình)

Lesson 4: A rich man lost the key of his treasury (Người giàu đánh mất chìa khóa mở kho tàng của mình)

Right Buddhist teachings, wrong method of Dharma practice

Lesson 4: A rich man lost the key of his treasury

Once my disciples – Mat Ban and Mat Thang from Vinh Long asked me: “Is it right if a monk told that reciting Mani mantra (Om Mani padme hum) needs to add another syllable of Hrih for good result?” Recently Thien Hong also asked the same question. Then there is a Buddhist in HCMC named Ngoc said that the monk from L.Q monastery put the bell over the head of people who were controlled by the evil spirit and chanted loudly the Great Compassion Mantra. Did he do right? And another disciple asked me if it is right that he needed to hold his breath before mantra recitation, then take a breath while reciting mantra and according to deep breath or short breath, he could hold his breath one time or many times. Beside, a disciple thinks that Great Compassion Mantra is more effective than Mani Mantra because of its longer one. Another disciple said that before reciting Cundī Dhāraṇī mantra, it was necessary to speak a verse of praise on mantra composed by Nagarjuna in order to get achievement. Again, Mat Bao wondered when he recited the mantra in defilement places like rest rooms, was he a guilty person?

A sacred syllable – HIRH

There are quite a lot of questions about the mantra relating to the practice and application (method). When I asked which criteria of Tantric Buddhism the arguments based on, no one could answer, and he said the monk at the temple told him so. Then I asked monk in Theravada temple or in Tantric temple taught them such methods. They said monk in the Theravada temple have taught so. Then “when your eyes have problem, do you come to see the doctors on Ophthalmology or on Dentistry?” In the same way, when you consult Tantric Dharma on mantra, should you come to Theravada temple? This event is like a scholar who called himself the practitioner in Pure Land School even writes about Zen Buddhism and teaches others to sit in meditation while he himself could not seat in the lotus position. Needless to say, we all know the result of such teaching and learning naturally makes no sense. Here is the careless view in which anyone used a pen to write about Buddhism without professionalism. Based on the standpoint of imparting knowledge, of transmitting Dharma in higher level, we only need to rely on 5 necessary and sufficient conditions composed by the logician Dharmakitri as follows:

 1 / Know exactly all objects which require to be dismissed

2 / Know thoroughly many methods to abandon them

3 / Know exactly all objects which need practicing

4 / Know perfectly all methods to practice them

5 / Transmit knowledge to students with compassion

If they knew 5 mentioned arguments, they will not dare to write carelessly any more. But why did scholars still write, even write about Tantra. Surely they attained arhatship, they dare to trust their own mind. Otherwise they won’t use their pen for “transmitting knowledge to students with compassion” but for earning daily breads, or they do not have “the sense of shame and fear” (shy with themselves and others). They only want others to admire their thorough knowledge although their knowledge is expressed in letter. However, as Saint Gampopa’s saying in “fourteen grievous failures of a Buddhist practitioner” is following:

“To be erudite in precepts yet ignorant of the spiritual experiences which come from applying them is to be like a rich man who hath lost the key of his treasury; and this is a grievous failure”.

Saint Gampopa

 I remembered one story of “1001 Zen anecdotes” from Japan:

“… There was a monk with transcendent knowledge; he had made successful arguments with many high-virtuous Masters and Buddhist practitioners. One day, he stopped at a famous temple in Tokyo. Based on Zen tradition in Japan, any monk stopped at any temple, he was made offerings. But he had to make a Dharma talks on Buddhist teachings before his leaving. This monk also needed to obey the regulation before his leaving. He made the Dharma talks and he was warmly applauded by Buddhist listeners. He was proud of himself and had an arrogant glance at the Venerable and said:

–        Dear my respected Abbot, is my dharma talks good?

This monk thought that the abbot would praise him and took great delight in his dharma talks; unexpectedly, the abbot claimed as follows:

–        I am too tired to clean your rubbish of knowledge which you have vomited. All what you talked were the knowledge in theory, just as the cow chews its grass. The difference is the way to the lurid arrangement with fine words. Now say which knowledge you has been “digestive” (understanding). Only one sentence is enough.

The monk stood still and said nothing, suddenly knelt down to express the penitence for conceit attitude towards the abbot and begged for being his servant.

Before being instructed by the abbot, the monk was greatly admired by many Buddhists and he was regarded as the high-ranking monk. However, owning to the abbot’s saying, he immediately revealed “the ruminant knowledge”. If so, a professor of the Department of Philosophy can make good presentation, why do we need a monk with the triple robe to make dharma talks?

Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava

But for ordinary people, the monk brings the dharma light. What makes the faith to others? It is erudite knowledge. It is not thorough and wide knowledge without the comprehending and specialization. So when he faced with the awakening question by the enlightened being, he was embarrassed and kept silence. This is the distinction between a scholar who only praised Dharma without practicing Buddhist teaching as well as without dharma application in their lives with a scholar who had deeply spiritual experience and had the consistency from understanding to practicing.

 What creates the confidence to Buddhists? Prior to the human eye that is the label of “scholar”, “professor”. Then it is due to the famous temple with large door, a large number of benefactors and the Venerable monk who has degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Masters (MSc) from Universities in the foreign countries, not from Buddhist monasteries. The signature of a principal or vice- principal of the University cannot be the means to authenticate the enlightenment for Doctor Buddhist monks or nuns. There are many errors of absurd layout and incoherent arguments in Doctor Thesis printed in books (Please read the article of Devils story No.10)

 Back to the issue of mantra recitation, I have stated in previous articles basing on the teaching of The Great Tibetan Master Padmasambhava. From this reference point of view, these mentioned mantra recitations are practiced in improper methods. I do not dare to abuse his teaching by applying to another mantra. I only discuss about the mantra of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva because I have cultivation of Avalokitesvara Practice. Here is my explanation:

 1/ “Hrih” (read as Phi), a sacred syllable,  is used to visualize external objects, and visualize the Yidam of Avalokitesvara with four arms, which are revealed from syllable Hrih under the process of medium rituals  and long rituals. The syllable Hrih IS NOT used to add to the mantra “Om mani padme hum”. If it is necessary to add the syllable Hrih to Mani Mantra, why did the holy virtue masters call Mani mantra “pure 6 syllable mantra”?

 2/ Hold the breath to recite the mantra is not preached by four- armed Avalokitesvara in Tantric Buddhism.

 3/ Place the bell over the head and chant Great Compassion Mantra for exorcism, which is not specified in Tantric Buddhism, maybe this is its own ritual made from L.Q monastery. It is said that this temple does not belong to Drukpa Kagyu lineage in Vietnam. But we do not apply such a ritual of dharma practice in Song Nguyen Tantra House.

 4/ Before reciting Cundī Dhāraṇī mantra, it is necessary to speak a verse of praise on mantra composed by Nagarjuna, Tibetan Master, in order to get achievement (not a logician Nagarjuna). I do not explain this issue because I did neither study nor practice this mantra. In his work “Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand”, Pabongka Rinpoche said that Cundī Dhāraṇī mantra was revealed by Brahma in Hinduism.

Right Buddhist teachings, wrong method of Dharma practice

 Now, we have more in-depth analysis on tantric teaching methods, we start the “Country”, “Ethnicity” as well as “Age”. In the land of the Snow country (Tibet), it was very cold in ancient time, but most of all Tantric Yogis wanted to practice dharma in their mountain retreat, they learnt confidentially Yoga of internal heat to warm the body and condition the body heat. And countries with tropical climate near the equator like the African countries, or countries with many deserts like the Middle East, the heat is too high, is heat Inner Yoga suitable with tantric yogis?

The Snow country (Tibet)

In Tibet, there are less people with large land, so they prostrate in the form of “5 parts of body closely to the earth”, especially when they make the pilgrims. This method of worship cannot be applied to the narrow countries with crowded population. Moreover, Tibetan people find themselves lying prostrate before the Buddha does not make the women less beautiful, but in our country, lay women who perform such a worship ritual look ridiculous.

Tibetan prostrate in the form of “5 parts of body closely to the earth”

 In Tibet, people have much free time; they have time to be in retreat, worship, mantra chanting, and sit all day in meditation rooms, monasteries or caves. In our country and other developing industrial countries, practitioners cannot apply Tibetan’s method because we do not have enough time for such cultivation method. We have spent too much time on livelihood. It is difficult for us to practice in holy space. The monks or nuns can spend all day to practice in temples, but how can laymen practitioners go to temple for cultivation all day?

 Tibetan people who love practicing their religion, so when they know anyone practicing dharma, they also rejoice in other’s good deeds and make the offerings. In our country, especially for lay person, if he spends much time on dharma practice in the temple or at home, people have a pitiful glance at him, or make a question relating to the existing realities of the practitioner.

Because Tibetans have such many favorable conditions, they just need the attitude and spirit for dharma practice. Whereby their spiritual works have been continuously developing for 20 years without interruption, many retreat (or semi-in retreat) was held for the Sangha and laymen. It also helps Tibetan monks practice step by step under slowly progressive path to liberation. The Tantric practitioners practice from preparatory phase (preliminary) called “Ngondro”, then make proceed in stages of  from Kriya Yoga, Upa Yoga, Tantra Yoga to  Maha Yoga, Anu Yoga, and finally Ati Yoga. However, in the developed countries, practitioners cannot apply such methods. They must have right thought about the methods of transmitting the teachings depending on Country and Ethnicity.

Tibetan nomadic life

 In ancient time and on these days, Tibetan people have not habitually used dharma’s documents through researching information on Internet. They are taught orally from their masters in the case of being far away, material shortage or no Buddhist sutras. Today, in the developed countries in the Age of information technology, we can sit at home to read all documents and sutras through Internet. Therefore, practitioners need to connect with internet to enhance understanding of Buddhist knowledge, without having to undergo arduous journey as Tang Tripitaka for Buddhist scriptures.

 From these view points, we realize that the right Buddhist teachings need the right method of dharma practice, concerning with the “Country”, “Ethnicity” and “Age”, which can promote every aspect of dharma practice. Then how to practice for Tantric practitioners and how to transmit for Tantric Guru certainly all need Right Thought. I will present in the next lesson.

 Phuoc Thanh Village

Date: August 13th 2013


 Translated by Mat Dieu Hang

Original Vietnamese post: Bài 4: GIÁO PHÁP ĐÚNG, PHƯƠNG PHÁP SAI  (Người giàu đánh mất chìa khóa mở kho tàng của mình)

The same Topic: 

Lesson 1: Five arguments from a profound and rigorous philosopher, Dharmakirti)

Lesson 2: Focusing on the factors of Age, Country and Ethnicity

Lesson 3: Abandoning the subjective opinions

Lesson 4: A rich man lost the key of his treasury

Lesson 5: One Mantra, one Bodhichitta

Lesson 6: Admiration but independence on formality

Lesson 7: Mantra with its phonetic symbol

Lesson 8: Renouncing what needs renouncing

Lesson 9: Attaching to dharma resulting from clinging to ego

Lesson 10: Practice Dharma in daily activities (Tu trong trạng thái động)

  1. Mật Phước says:

    Mô Phật
    Pháp đệ hoan hỷ tán thán công hạnh,dịch bài pháp của vị Thầy từ tiếng Việt sang tiếng Anh của Đạo huynh Mật Diệu Hằng.Để cho chúng sanh hữu duyên trên thế giới đọc được mà tìm đến sự tu tập và tự giải thoát cho mình.Cũng như giúp đệ được ôn lại và hiểu hơn trong bài pháp nhủ mà vị Thầy đã ban cho.
    Kính Bạch Thầy
    Tà sư nhiều như các sông Hằng,đầu tròn áo vuông,chùa to cổng lớn ,nhưng chỉ đa phần chỉ vì bản ngã,cái lợi danh tầm thường của thế gian mà lạm bàn vào dòng phái khác trong Phật Giáo để chúng sanh biết mình rất uyên thâm,nhưng am hiểu được gì, thật ra chỉ nhai lại mà không có tiêu hoá,cũng giống như lời dạy của Đạo Sư Mật Giáo Mật Tông Tây Tạng GamPopa”Tìm cách dạy Giáo Pháp cho người khác mà tự mình không trải nghiệm cũng giống như một người mù dẫn dắt một người mù (trong 14 thất bại trầm trọng).
    Con cầu nguyện sức khoẻ và sự trường thọ của Thầy,Cô.
    Cầu mong tất cả chúng sanh tỉnh thức với trạng thái giác ngộ.
    Om Ah Hum.

  2. Karma Sonam Yeshe says:

    Homage to Guru. What qualities do we need to have to study Guru’s teaching? Om Mani Padme Hum.

  3. Nguyên Thành says:

    Dear Karma Sonam Yeshe!
    1/ You pull all faith in Guru’teachings
    2/ Hold in hight esteem
    3/ Practise often Dharma what you studies

    • Karma Sonam Yeshe says:

      1: Taking refuge in Buddha is to take refuge in Guru, Dharma and Sangha. All four are one. Without Guru one could be taking refuge in delusion. Without Buddha there is no end to suffering. Without Dharma there can be no right view. Without Sangha how can one know brotherhood?
      2: High esteem, low esteem, both are empty and have no substance. For whom is there high and low? If there is faith in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, there is faith in Guru. Like branches of ome tree, Guru is the roots.
      3: Every moment strive to live life in wakefulness. When one sleeps it is not possible to practice Dharma. When one sleeps, it is not possible to hear the Buddha. When one sleeps sangha is far away.When one sleeps how can it be possible to follow Guru? Strive to be awake as if your life depended on it as if there was no other choice.

      • Nguyên Thành (Chánh Tri) says:

        Dear Karma Sonam Yeshe,
        All the theoretical points that you have mentioned have been practicing successfully by Song Nguyen Tantra House’s disciples. However, it is required to have an appropriate method to practice Dharma. When I can see you directly by person, you will be transferred the methods of Tibetan Buddhist practice. At the moment, I would like to give supplementary ideas as below:
        1. Faith is the basis of the Path, the mother of all virtues.
        2. In order to penetrate to the heart of the matter of emptiness, you had better acknowledge what is the “fullness”. Before starting to explore the “nature”, you had better be aware of “Svalaksana” (marks – or appearance). The nature shall be good if it is accompanied with a perfect mark.
        3. If one person is able to keep awakening in their daily life, they will also be able to do the same things in their dreams. The most important thing is METHOD. There is a quote from Descartes – a famous mathematician that says: “Without method, a genius may make mistakes. With method, a normal person can become an extraordinary one”.
        As a whole, I just share a few things as above. Please read “Fourteen Frievous failures of a Buddhist practitioner” to have further understanding (
        P/s: My English skill is limited so I will have my disciples ( Mat Dieu Hang and Mat Tu) to interpret my thoughts into English for you next time, of course they will type under my detailed consultancy and supervision.

  4. Mật Đạo Pháp says:

    Kính bạch Thầy !
    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã từ bi khai thị cho độc giả trong và ngoài nước nói chung, cho con nói riêng bằng bài viết song ngữ GIÁO PHÁP ĐÚNG PHƯƠNG PHÁP SAI
    Ở nước ta không biết có bao nhiêu chùa, nhưng gần như ở vùng nông thôn thì làng, xã nào cũng có Chùa gắn với Sư trụ trì và những tăng sĩ , khi nguoi hành hương vào chùa thì cũng MỖI NƠI MỘT KIỂU, MỖI CHÙA MỘT DẠNG ? đó là điều chưa đồng nhất dẫn đến Đúng và Sai trong giáo pháp và phương pháp tu mà chưa được phân minh chưa được biết là mình đang đi Chánh hay Tà?
    Bằng công hạnh của vị Thầy đã cho con biết sự so sánh những pháp tu giữa người Tây tạng với những ngưoi ở nước khác , làm sao phù hợp với tính Quốc độ, tính Dân tộc và Thời đại.
    Con cầu nguyền Thầy Cô sức khoẻ trụ thế dài lâu để hoằng dương Phật pháp!
    Nguyện cho chúng sanh sớm đạt được giác ngộ và giải thoát !

  5. Mật Tuệ Phúc says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!
    Con đã đọc bài này ạ!

  6. Kanji says:

    Dear Guru,
    I’ve read through this article. I’ve been enjoying reading each articles and it’s nice to know there is flexibility of teaching methods based on the circumstances of each individual.
    May our Guru and Dakini live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient being achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature
    Om ah hum

  7. Akshay kumar says:

    Dear Guru
    I have read this article. It is a very interesting one. Thank you so much.

    I understand right method of practice should be taught to disciples depending upon their place of living, conditions around them, and their lifestyle.
    May the Guru live long for the sake of all beings.
    May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      That’s all right

    • Mật Diệu Hằng says:

      Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép dịch comment của đạo hữu Akshay Kumar sang tiếng Việt như sau ạ

      “Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con đã đọc bài này rồi ạ. Bài viết rất hay. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy.

      Qua bài viết, con hiểu được rằng phương pháp thực hành đúng khi truyền dạy cho đệ tử cần phải phù hợp với tính quốc độ, điều kiện sống và hoàn cảnh của học trò.

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

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  8. Tantra Mahavita says:

    Dear Guru . Thank you very much for sharing these article.The correct Buddhist teachings need the correct6 method of practice of the dharma and primarily ,compassion and bodhichita.That the Guru have health and to live many years for the benefit of all sentient beings. OM MANI PADME HUM

  9. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerable Guru;

    My name is Tantra Siramitra.

    Thank you for your articles.

    Offcours if we are following Tanrism teachings, and then you go to a teravadin tempol and ask questions the are not the same teachings.

    It’s like a fish man instead of going to the sea it goes on the top of a mountain to catch fish it doesn’t make sense.

    Also it’s well explained that some theachengs the are exclusive to the cicret mantra teachings only the ight veicol so called.




  10. Steve Rogers says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    I am Tantra Haramitra

    The blessings I receive from your teaching are great I thank you and give you respect.

    The wonderful thing about following the Buddha’s teachings is that wherever we live we can practice the Dharma within those conditions according to country, ethnicity and age. Through this site we come from many different areas but all with one purpose and I thank you, Holy Guru, for that.

    The benefit of being born as a higher being is that we have the inner thought of what is right and wrong. Alongside the Holy Guru’s teaching we can walk the ‘right’ path and practice the Dharma in the right way.

    I learnt from a early stage of my learning with you, when I asked my blessed friend am I making sense when I leave comments. I was instructed if I was wrong I would be corrected. I now understand that this was more my ego than an intrinsic need. I humbly thank my friend for her instruction and I have learnt to trust my Holy Guru to teach me.

    May the holy Guru have good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings. May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha ‘s nature.

    for your consideration Holy Guru

    Om mani padme hum

  11. C H Lakshminarayan says:

    Respected Guruji I bow my head at the lotus feet of Guruji.

    I am Tantra Nirvadeva.

    In the beginning, Guruji interacts with the questions put by some of the desciples about Mani manthra and after welcoming their suggestions and giving suitable answers clearing their mind about the Mani manthra and emphasizes not to modify it by prefix or suffix as holy virtue Masters call Mani manthra as ” pure 6 syllabus manthra ” !

    Another Noteworthy feature in this letter, Guruji narrated an example of a scholarly Monk who gave a Dharma talk at length at a famous Temple in Tokyo in Japan making the audience spellbound ! and looked at the Abbot of the gathering and asked him with an air of Ego, ” How was his lecture ?” thinking that the Abbot will praise him.! To his great surprise, the Abbot reacted like this :

    ” I am too tired to clear your rubbish of knowledge which you have vomited . All what  you talked were the bookish knowledge in theory as the cows chewing it’s grass! Now say which knowledge you have been” digested “(understand and practicing). Only one sentence is enough ”

    The so called scholarly Monk stood still and aphasic and begged for being his servant!. This instance magnifies the role of active Dharma Practices rather than the theoretical knowledge and Eye-Opener for all the Buddhist teachers and Practicioners !

    In addition, our beloved Guruji repeatedly emphasises 4-principles of the logist Master Dharma Kirthi to be followed to be a True Dharma practicioner.

    There may be a slight variations in different schools of Buddhist teachings depending on ” country”, ” Ethnicity” and ” Age” about Dharma Practices.  But if it is with in the framework of ” Faith-Love- Renunciation -Bodhicitta – wisdom ” all is good about Dharma Practices as is a saying  Something good  is better than nothing !

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Long live our beloved Guruji for upholding Dharma.

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan.


  12. Lan Trần says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have read this article already. It is an interesting one and really beneficial for those who are on the path of enlightenment. Lord Buddha once said that: “No one holds my vajra throne except those who have compassion and wisdom”. Therefore, to evaluate a buddhist, we should rely on those two criteria. Anyone who possesses high degrees in worldly education and has deeply understanding of Buddha’s discourses, will never be a true buddhist unless they practice the dharma. Even they practice drama but with a wrong method, they still result in the forest of ignorance. This is why we need to appy right method in practising dharma.

    Thank you so much for your great teachings.

    May you and your consort live long for ultimate purpose.

    Om Mani Padme Hum .

  13. Ahmed Khan says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article and thank you to Mat Dieu Hang for translating it.

    It is important to get Dharma knowledge from the right source.

    Also Dharma practice can be suitable for country, ethnicity and age.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  14. Thank you guru for giving  me more update on Mani mantra benefits.

    Om Mani padme hum.

  15. Abrar Bhatti says:

    Dear Guru,

    Once again thanks for teaching to us. We all can transform knowledge in to wisdom, but it need, right attitude/thought, practice/method, and teacher/guru. Thank you for sharing your wisdom to us in a compassionate way.


    Abrar Bhatti

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:


    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Một lần nữa chúng con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã chỉ dạy. Chúng con có thể có được trí tuệ Phật đà thông qua việc học,  tiếp nhận kiến thức chỉ khi chúng con có thái độ đúng đắn,  tư duy đúng đắn,  phương pháp thực hành đúng và đặc biệt là có vị Thầy chân chính chỉ dẫn. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã từ bi ban cho chúng con những lời dạy trí tuệ. 

      Con – Abrar Bhatti. 

  16. Simon Michael says:

    Dear Guru I thank you for this wonderful article you have given to us. I appreciate your wealth of knowledge. Arrogance is the key word for me in this lesson you made me to understand that as son one is arrogant he or she begins to misbehave. May the Lord buddah remove the spirit of arrogance in us so that we will be ready to learn according buddahist tradition not our opinions teaching of the religion in other not to lost our treasury. May Guru leave long for the seek of sentient being

  17. Tantra Mashinaga says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for this article. I am learning so much from you and strengthening my practice. I am happy to be learning about the correct way to practice the dharma. I am still very new to my practice and learning from a Guru has been extremely beneficial. I thank you for your kind and compassionate knowledge.

    May Guru live a long and happy life

    May all sentient being be free of suffering and attain happiness

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    (Tantra Mashinaga) Mark Hamilton

  18. Mật Diệu Hằng
    Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con đọc bài viết này. Con học được rất nhiều điều từ Thầy và những lời dạy của Thầy giúp con mạnh mẽ trên con đường thực hành tâm linh. Con vô cùng hoan hỷ khi được đọc về phương pháp thực hành pháp đúng. Con vẫn còn bỡ ngỡ trên con đường tâm và việc con được học từ Thầy là một điều cực kỳ lợi lạc cho con. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì bồ đề tâm và trí tuệ của vị Thầy đã ban cho chúng con.

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

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Con – Tantra Mashinaga (Mark Hamilton)


  19. Mật Diệu Hằng
    Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì đã cho con được đọc bài viết tuyệt vời này. Con hoan hỷ tán thán công hạnh và trí tuệ uyên thâm của Thầy. Con hiểu rằng vô minh là vấn đề chủ yếu của con và trong bài viết này, Thầy đã giúp con hiểu điều đó, giống như người con vì vô minh, ngu muội nên có những hành vi sai lệch.

    Con cầu nguyện đức Phật gia hộ cho chúng con thoát khỏi vô minh để chúng con được học đúng những điều Phật dạy chứ không phải xem đạo Phật như một tôn giáo, tránh làm uổng phí thân người quý báu.

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


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

    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you for the lesson. From the last couple of lessons, I have learned about the importance of the right pedagogical method in Dharma practice, according to the factors of Country, Age, Ethnicity, and each individuals’ circumstances. In this lesson, I have learned about cases of those who study the Dharma without practice and those who practice incorrectly.

    The questions in the beginning and throughout the article show that many people don’t understand their practice. In that lack of understanding, they search for a better method based on reputations and rumors. “Known what is needed to know” and “renounce what is needed to renounce” is therefore extremely challenging, especially in the age of Dharma degeneration and cheap, fabricated contents.

    The result of poor practices is a lack of spiritual experience. From those who are new to the Dharma to those with vast knowledge in Buddhist philosophy, without adequate spiritual experiences, the practitioners become like a rich man who has lost the key of his treasury.

    Through this lesson, I understand another benefit of having the right practicing method – to gain spiritual experience. I am grateful for having such experiences as my belongings on my journey in life and the Path. Thank you for the lesson. May the Guru and His Consort have good health and longevity, for the sake of all sentient beings. May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

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

    Kính bạch Thầy,

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì bài viết này. Trong các bài học trước con được biết về tầm quan trọng phương pháp sư phạm đúng đắn trên đạo trình Giải thoát, dựa trên tính Quốc độ, Thời đại, Dân tộc và hoàn cảnh cá nhân. Trong bài viết này con được biết về các trường hợp học Pháp mà không thực hành pháp hoặc thực hành sai.

    Những câu hỏi đầu bài và trong suốt bài viết đã cho con thấy vẫn còn nhiều Phật tử không hiểu về thực hành của mình. Trong sự thiếu hiểu biết đó, họ tìm kiếm câu trả lời và phương pháp tốt hơn dựa trên danh tiếng và lời đồn. Trong hoàn cảnh đó, “biết những gì cần biết,” và “xả ly những gì cần xả ly” thật là khó, nhất là trong thời đại Mạt pháp, giữa một xã hội bị bao vây bởi thông tin giả, kém chất lượng.

    Những thực hành “như con vẹt,” kém chất lượng đó sẽ tạo ra sự thiếu thốn trải nghiệm tâm linh. Dù là người mới nhập môn hay những người đã hiểu biết rất nhiều về triết lý nhà Phật, khi không có sự trải nghiệm tâm linh, họ chỉ là những người giàu nhưng đã để đánh mất chiếc chìa khoá kho tàng của mình.

    Trong bài viết này, con hiểu thêm được sự lợi lạc của 1 phương pháp sư phạm đúng đắn, đó là sự trải nghiệm tâm linh. Con biết ơn vì có được một số những trải nghiệm đó làm hành trang trên đời đời và đường Đạo. Con cảm ơn Thầy đã từ bi chỉ dạy. Con cầu nguyện cho sức khoẻ và sự trường thọ của Thầy và Cô vì sự lợi lạc cho tất cả chúng sanh. Nguyện cho tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc của Phật tánh.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  22. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:

    Holy Guru,

    Thank you for this lesson on right teaching and right practice . I hope you are able to get your Visa for Lexington, Kentucky.

    Mat Dieu Hang  thank you for translating Guru’s holy words into English.

    Om mani padme hum

    Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi 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

  23. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    In this article you explain that we need right methods of practice along with right Dharma teachings.

    Right methods of practice must be concurrent with factors of Country, Ethnicity and Age.

    Fortunately our Guru has provided us with both right Dharma teachings and right methods of practice, which are combined in practice of Samyagdrsti-Prabha Samadhi (reading and commenting on articles infused with Right View) on Vimalakirti room

    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)

  24. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear holy, respected and honorable guru,

    I bow my head down for you !

    I devote myself to you !

    Thank you so much for sharing this lesson with us. Such an interesting lesson. I really liked it so much. It gave and taught me a lot about the mani’s mantra and also the difference between the customs and traditional of the Buddhist people especially the Tibetan people. I really appreciate that. Also the attached photos were so realistic. Finally and after your permission I’d like to take advantage of the opportunity to thank my dear friend “Mat Dieu hang” who translated this beautiful article. I’m so thankful for you my dear Mat. Thank you so much again for this great lesson my 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

  25. Dr.shankar jadhav says:

    Namo Buddhay. .

    Res Holly Guru….

    it’s nice and different article…

    I LEARN through that article much more about dharma and it’s process.

    And offcours learn technique of right path of dharma …



  26. Mật Chánh Hưng says:

    Dear Guru!
    I read this article already.
    I joyful thank Guru.
    May Guru has a good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May the covid 19 will be soon over.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

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