Mar 16, 2020

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Letter from New Zealand: OUR MOST MEMORABLE VALENTINE’S DAY (Thư New Zealand: Mùa Valentine đáng nhớ nhất của chúng tôi)

The couple walk, explore, admire in a new place: at Auckland CBD, NZ

Today is February 14 and this day is not special to me. However, my husband and I decided to go somewhere else for relax as we had no work shift today. Instead of going to café, we might explore new places by car. Mat Hai (my husband) has got New Zealand’s driver license for several months while I’ve passed the driving theory test. I need drive more to get used to the driving experience in preparation for the upcoming practice test. So where to go now? No need to think, just move forward!

In Western Springs Park, NZ, on 14/02

In Regional Park, NZ

Suddenly, I remembered this day ten years ago when I officially changed my mind after meeting Guru, the master and founder of Thanh Tri Yoga. I met my husband who is also my spiritual partner, Mat Hai, and together we’ve turned to the happiness of Buddha’s nature. Time flies fast. Ten years have passed and today, we both got two blessed news after one year living abroad: I officially got post-graduate degree and a 3-year working visa in New Zealand.

Mật Hải - Mật Thủy trong buổi lễ Hằng Thuận năm 2011

Mat Hai – Mat Thuy in a Buddhist wedding ceremony ten years ago

Với tôi đó chính là bước ngoặt lớn, cho tôi lòng kiên định và “bất thoái chuyển”


Graduate degree

Back to a month ago, after getting notification by e-mail, we eagerly drove to Auckland Institute of Studies. Having the degree in my hand, I felt as if I was dreaming. I should’ve stopped the studying career but now, look at what I’ve got – I have graduated from an education Institute in New Zealand which is high-performing by international standards. It’s like a dream since with my limit financial condition, traveling abroad was a huge luxury, let alone studying abroad. It’s like a dream as on first days of the program, I still struggled to understand foreign language or speak a complete sentence. But that dream becomes real, very real after months of endeavor, encouraged by Guru, my husband and dharma brothers, who live far away from me but still connect with us through

Having the degree in my hand, I felt as if I was dreaming

Nonetheless, this degree is just a paper whilst its value lies in the learner’s process of accumulating knowledge, training and overcoming examinations. Suddenly I realized  what I’d obtained not only a graduate degree but also experiences and resilience, particularly accompanied by Thanh Tri Yoga. I had fewer headaches, shoulder pains and exhaustion. My health was surprisingly improved much better than last year, just as Guru’s prediction. I still could study despite being in late thirties and found joy in subjects that I hated in the past. I learnt ways to make sandwich, some western cakes and drinks during part-time job. I made acquaintance with some friends at the Boomerang Bags who got typical Kiwi accent. Notably, I went through three-month internship at a financial company where I found that I could fit well thanks to the power of respect brought by mantra recitation.

Make re-usable bags as a way of environment protection and preservation in Boomerang Bags

After joining in the international conference 2020 held in Song Nguyen Tantra House, I suddenly got a temporary job offer from that company as it was in short of staff. Now I’ve been working here for a week, just like a dream. And yesterday morning, Mat Hai got an email from Whitireia College informing the extension of job offer in the position of barista cum manager of the café shop in its campus. He will start working early next week.

Colleagues at Abbott said thankful words to Mat Thuy; Thankful words of Whitireia to Mat Hai

We were leisurely walking in the park when Mat Hai asked me about the visa application as our visa would expire by the end of this March. I sent the application together with confirmation letter of my university on January 25 but strangely they had yet approved, citing they were in wait for my official graduate degree. Meanwhile, my classmates had already got their visa. So this morning I sent them my graduate degree, hoping our application would soon be approved without further delay. While I was checking email on phone, Mat Hai joyfully exclaimed: “Ah, I’ve got my visa, dear!” I was surprised, why so fast? They officially granted visa to us right after receiving additional documents without any requirement. This is Post-study work visa with a duration of three years since today, February 14, 2020. Now I’ve understood Guru’s teaching in our situation: “Don’t see things as failure”. The delay of visa issuance was in fact a blessing because thanks to that, our new visa is prolonged for two weeks more. We now have another beautiful dream that the Avalokiteshvara helps turn into real life through the transmission channel of Guru. Of this I can be sure, we got the news when sitting in a park named Western Springs. My heart felt touched by no matter where we go, we are always connected and conferred blessings from Yidam through the channel of Guru.

Post-study work visa with duration of three years

Western Springs

With colleagues at Abbott Group

With colleagues at Whitireia

On way home passing over a metro line, I realized that we were like a metro running on a rail. The metro will perform smoothly on a fixed line and arrive at the destined station without any traffic impediments. Likewise, just by regularly practicing Thanh Tri Yoga under the guidance of Guru, step by step, “lines” will be set up automatically giving us a favorable journey with beautiful scenes. Still far away the station of Liberation, but one day we will arrive. Among a maze of life lines outside with risks and difficulties, I pray for them to get the right track by taking refuge in Thanh Tri Yoga so as to arrive at the “truly happy destination”.

Still far away the station of Liberation, but one day we will arrive

My sincere thanks to Guru for finding out and introducing six wonderful dharmas of Thanh Tri Yoga. My gratitude toward Yidam through the transmission channel of Guru for conferring blessings upon us.

Practice “Samyadgrsti-prabha samadhi”

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

May Corona epidemic soon be eradicated

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

Om mani padme hum!

Disciple Mat Thuy

Vietnamese version: Thư New Zealand: MÙA VALENTINE ĐÁNG NHỚ NHẤT CỦA CHÚNG TÔI

  1. tantra mahavita says:

    Dear Holy Guru: Delighted to read this article … The story of this couple who walks and explores new places and new job opportunities. Both of them fulfilled their dream and thanks to being always connected through the Guru channel and their blessings they do not see things as a failure but as an opportunity. No matter where you go, your heart is always touched and connected with the blessing of the Guru. Still far from the season of liberation, but someday they will come … despite the risks and difficulties … I pray for them to take the right path by taking refuge in Thanh Tri Yoga to reach the truly happy destination. Sincere thanks to the Guru for introducing the wonders of Dharma. My gratitude to Yidam through the transmission channel of Guru for conferring blessings on us. May the Guru live happily. May the Crown epidemic be eradicated. May all sentient beings find the happiness of Buddha Nature. OM MANI PADME HUM

  2. Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    my name is Tantra Ashihata.

    It give me joy after reading this article delayer is not denial may my delay be of blessings to me.

    May Guru in his infinite mercy shower me with his blessings.

    May the soul of my mother rest in peace and may the end of corona viruses come to an end soon

    Om Mani padme hum


  3. Dr C H Lakshminarayana says:

    I pay my homage to Guruji.

    This article is ,in nut shell, a purely personal story of a disciple  of her Guru’s devotion attributing all  her success to Guruji’s blessings in disguise. Apart from that , I expected much more about from a degree holder  for contemplation about Buddha’s teachings  and Guruji’s teachings which gives  a message to the society and dharma practicioners. Overall, her time spent on the Valentine’s day is memorable and joyful! That is what is Bodhicitta, be happy and make others happy ! By reading this we also feel happy.!

    Loka samastha sukhino bhavanthu.

    Om Mani padme  Hum.

    Tantra Nirvadeva.

  4. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Con đảnh lễ Thầy tôn quý.

    Bài viết này đề cập đến câu chuyện của một đệ tử với lòng sùng mộ Đạo sư đã tạo nên sự thành công cho huynh ấy nhờ nhận được ơn phước từ vị Thầy. Ngoài ra, con hy vọng với tấm bằng trên tay, huynh ấy không những cảm niệm sâu sắc về lời dạy của Thầy và đức Phật, mà còn truyền tải thông điệp đến xã hội cũng như những hành giả khác.

    Như vậy, mùa Valentine của huynh ấy thật nhiều niềm vui và đáng nhớ. Đây chính là Bồ đề tâm, hạnh phúc và làm cho người khác hạnh phúc.  Khi đọc bài viết này, chúng con cũng cảm thấy hoan hỷ, hạnh phúc.

    Loska samastha sukhino bhavanthu

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Con – Tantra Nirvadeva.


  5. Momen Mohamed says:

    Dear guru, thank you so much for this unique article actually it made me speechless and gave me a new hope that I can travel abroad and start my career and spiritual life far a way of here ! Because actually I don’t have money to travel abroad like this lady who told the story ! Please bless me  I really need your blessings  because despite of I graduated of faculty of law speak Arabic, English French and German meanwhile I studied business administration diploma at the American university in Cairo and also IT Cambridge diploma but with all of that I can’t find an opportunity and travel abroad please pray for me to have that and I’d like to confirm you that I started to chant and listen to the mantra of Om mani padame hum since you advised me and I’m reading the dhammapada daily also 🙂 thank you so much again 🙂

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Read article ” Thoutgh about doing comments” you will understand what can you do!

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

    Dear dharma brother Mat Thuy,
    I delight with your achievements in New Zealand. To finish the degree, to earn the visa, to have a stable job…Those are all the most urgent wishes of many international students. Now you have achieved them when things seem to be impossible. This is an example of Guru Rinpoche’s teaching: “You Guru’s merit is layers and layers of clouds. Unless your devotion is as vast as a meadow, the blessed rain may never fall.”
    I’m happy with your sharing. May dharma brother Mat Thuy achieve all rightful wishes. May the Corona pandemic will soon be over. May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  7. Dear dharma brother Mat Thuy,

    It is so delighted to read this sharing about your continuous rightful dreams come true thanks to Yidam transmission through Guru’s channel. I myself be inspired by your interesting journey from a very normal life (with many impossible things in thought) becomes an exciting life with many new chances in a new place. You make me relate to the subject of “fixed and growth mindset”, and suddenly I feel how’s lucky we are when we’ve got the opportunity to learn at ITA Institute. Here, under the guidance of Guru with six effective mind dharma, we’ve been taught to open our mind, to think out of the box, to keep trying on positive side, help us to achieve magical things much more than we can imagine. I very much like the image of “a metro running on a rail” you give. May all of us will be diligent in step by step rehearsaling and practicing Thanh Tri Yoga to be automatically set up on smoothly line with many beautiful scenes on the right way to truly happy destination – the city of liberation.

    Thank you for your writing. May you and your spiritual partner, dharma brother Mat Hai, attain more and more legitimate achievements.

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

    May the covid-19 pandemic will soon eliminated.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  8. Momen Mohamed says:

    Ok I’m gonna read it thank you much that’s so kind of you that you replied me 🙂 it’s a huge honor for me dear guru

  9. Philip okwiri ogongo says:

    Dear master

    I give thanks in all,the message is a life transforming blessed Holy Guru.

  10. Tantraupatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article. I feel delighted that Dharma brother’s received work permit visa in New Zealand and their dreams are coming true slow by slow. This is the result of Guru devotion and deligent practicising of Dharma taught by Guru. Congrats to both of you brothers May Thuy and Mat Hai.

    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..

  11. Henrique says:

    Thank you brother of Dharma, that we can all receive the blessings of Avalokita through Guru. May the corona outbreak cease soon Om Mani Padme Hum

  12. Thank you guru for this it just everything in life will fall in to the right place when its ready

  13. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:

    Mat Thuy,

    Thank you for writing and sharing “Letter from New Zealand: OUR MOST MEMORABLE VALENTINE’S DAY”. I am delighted to read about your wonderful successes in New Zealand. As you mentioned above, these are blessings from the Yidam through the transmission channel of Guru! May you have a blessed and peaceful day.

    May Guru live a long and healthy life for the sake of all sentient beings

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

    May the global pandemic caused by the corona virus soon end

    Om Mani Padme Hum

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