Jan 24, 2021

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Letter from Ninh Thuan: THE DAY OF MY RETURN ( Thư Ninh Thuận: NGÀY TRỞ VỀ CỦA TÔI )

“Call me back”.
The message from a familiar contact named “Holy Guru” appeared in front of my eyes as if each word was dancing in the melody of the song “Coming home”. My heart seemed to jump out of my chest, I was overwhelmed with happiness! I immediately searched for Holy Guru on the phone’s contact and made the phone call. That was the moment I was given the chance to come back to the Tantra House by Guru after the challenge of 12 months being expelled! I was absolutely amazed by the new appearance of the Tantra House, to the extent that I wanted to care about each and every detail of it, including all the beautiful flowers, trees, and cute cats!
“How are you doing? Have you finished the mechanics course that I asked you to do?”

My heart seemed to jump out of the chest, I was overwhelmed with happiness!

A deep and warm voice came to me from the other side after one year of expulsion. I was choked by tears and could not even say a word. Suddenly I could not help crying.

After a while, I regained my sense and responded to Guru:
– Dear Guru, I have been studying well!
Around October 2019, when I was still wandering all over the places to do small jobs like shipping and selling goods, Guru shaped a direction to my career in which he said I should attend a training course so that I could proactively make a living with an expertise. I was supposed to learn at one industrial school near Ba Ria city and Guru had already generously paid for my tuition fee for the first year. Unfortunately, the opening was kind of too late, around June 2020; therefore, I came back to Ninh Thuan. Afterwards, I accidentally saw an advertisement of Ninh Thuan Industrial School for a mechanics course. Then I asked Guru for permission. Guru said: “Good! Let’s do it immediately!”. Right after that, Guru sent me 5 million Dong to pay the tuition fee. Words could not express the profound emotion of me at such a moment. Thanks to Guru, I have oriented towards a clear career path. Otherwise, I would always be a loser who kept wandering all my life and wasting time endlessly.

Thanks to Guru’s supervision and sponsorship, I have oriented towards a clear career path.

I happened to recall that Dharma brother Mat Phuoc also shared the same experience with me when he was sponsored the tuition fee to learn a cooking course and got the professional certificate already. Dharma brother Mat Phung is taking a course in the college of management while working in a five-star hotel, which was also oriented by Guru.

Mat Phuoc was sponsored the tuition fee by Guru to learn cooking course and already got the professional certificate

That is not to mention many other cases from Dharma brothers that successfully attained their dream of learning abroad. For example, Dharma brother Mat Tu in Sweden, Dharma brother Mat Hai – Mat Thuy in New Zealand, Mat Khai Nguyen in Canada, Mat Hong Tuyen in Korea.. All those cases originated from Guru’s orientation in which Guru had supervised every move in advance.

Cao Dieu Mat Thuy in New Zealand

Cao Dieu Hong Tuyen in Korea

Cao Dieu Mat Tu in Sweden

Cao Dieu Khai Nguyen in Canada

It is said that: “Looking at the current effect to judge the cause”, and those effects in reality prove that good deeds bring great outcomes. How is it even possible for those betrayers to turn their backs on Guru, especially when they were the ones who praised Guru with the most fancy words. Their anger and hatred only made them become more ugly in the eyes of others, the bad consequences are unthinkable as the object that they have attacked is a noble one – a genuine Guru, the master of human being and heaven beings who has been walking on the Bodhisattva path; which was mentioned in the “Sutra on Upasaka precepts” that: “When one person generates Bodhicitta or decides to start the Bodhisattva path, all the heaven beings are amazingly happy and acknowledge that there is one more master of the two realms: human beings and heaven beings”.

Before following Guru, I thought that the most painful suffering was not being able to stay close to the one I loved. After one year of being expelled, I realized that among different kinds of sufferings, it was not only about “suffering from being separated from the loved ones”, but also not receiving the teachings from Guru, disrupting the spiritual connection with Guru, not having a change to perform good deeds; I was almost depressed. I recognized that even if we attained everything in our lives, but when our mind was not in peace, everything would be in vain. Let alone the fact that materialistic things will be all gone due to the impermanence. Existing and lasting are accompanied inseparably. I recognized how significant it is to have a Guru in one’s life. Otherwise, without Guru’s teachings and supervision, I would have no other option but to fall into the wrong view, as a mundane person like me would definitely not be able to identify how scary the trap of evil power is.

Guru in the uniform of ITA institute

Therefore, whenever Guru challenged his disciples with a wrathful method or knocking one’s head, I acknowledged that Guru actually attempted to stop a bad deed for the disciples to avoid bad consequences in the future, which was mentioned repeatedly in Buddhist teachings. If one does not have enough time to read Buddhist teachings and sutra, it is enough to grow a strong faith in Guru. Moreover, this time I understood more clearly about the meaning of being knocked in the head by a Guru, as Vajrayana master Dilgo Khyentse has mentioned in “The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel” that:

“A Guru seems to appear like an ordinary person with his appearance, but his mind is rested peacefully in Buddhist wisdom. He is like a giant ship that carries the sentient beings across the raging waves of the ocean of life and death, an experienced captain that leads sentient beings to the land of liberation, like a rain that stamps out all the fire of desires, like the sun and the moon that dispel all the darkness of ignorance, like the ground that is strong enough to cover the burden of all the good and the bad, like a wish-fulfilling tree that grants happiness to all sentient beings. Guru brings the ultimate happiness, a treasure of profound and immense teachings, a wish-fulfilling jewel grants all necessary qualities for attaining the enlightenment. Guru is the father and mother that is not hesitant to devote compassion to all sentient beings, a large river which is full of compassion, a huge mountain that hinders all the worldly affairs which is not swayed by any ordinary emotions. A Guru is like a large cloud that brings the rain to sooth the pain of desires. Briefly, Guru is equivalent to all the Buddhas. Establishing the connection with a Guru, whether seeing him in person, listening to his voice, reminiscing about him or being touched by his hands will lead us to the liberation. Keeping an absolute faith in Guru will establish a strong and stable path for one to attain the enlightenment”.

Vajrayana master Dilgo Khyentse

“Thud!” The sudden sound of a papaya falling on the ground in front of Thanh Phong House stopped my train of thoughts. I stood up and silently prayed that all sentient beings have the appearance of a Buddha.
Om mani padme hum.
Phan Rang, 11 Jan 2021.
Mat Phe Ro.
Translated by Cao Dieu Mat Tu.

Paying homage to Guru before leaving


Vietnamese version: Thư Ninh Thuận: NGÀY TRỞ VỀ CỦA TÔI

  1. Tantra Aradhana says:

    Thank you so much Guru
    I amnso happy for this young man and his achievement amd he was able to do this with your help what wonderful person you are to help him the way have it make my heart warm and happy to read this great article

    Thank you again for thos

  2. Cao Diệu Tuyết Hoa says:

    Dear Guru,
    I have read this article.
    I am joyful with the feeling of devotion to Guru by Phe Ro sharing. After the challenge of 12 months, now Mat Phe Ro has a blessing chance to contact with Guru and come back to Song Nguyễn Tantra House. From some of his sharing and another one, I understand that only us with the ego’s control will voluntarily leave the Guru, the Yidam but Guru never left us.
    At the same time as the blessing Mat Phe Ro had now by the guidance of Guru. This is a vivid proof of benefits when we can “Relying on intellectual’s wisdom, my mistakes will be gradually eliminated and my virtue will be perfect. Please respect him more than your own life “(Thogme Zangpo – The Thirty-Seven Practices of the Bodhisattva). I am deep to thanks to Guru.
    May Guru will be healthy and live long for the benefit of sentient beings.
    Thanks to Mat Phe Ro who is writing this article. May you will get more success in life.
    I am happy and thankful to dharma’s brother Cao Dieu Mat Tu for translated.
    May all sentient beings attain the Buddha-nature.
    May the Covid 19 will end soon.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  3. tantra mahavita says:

    Beloved Holy Guru : Thank you very much for sharing this article…May the Guru have a long life for the benefit of all sentient being …May all beings find the Buddha Nature …May the pandemic end…OM MANI PADME HUM

  4. Ashok kate (Atthadassi) says:

    Thank you Guru
    To change young personality his achievements with your help.
    I am Happy to read this Great short article
    Thank you.

  5. Moises Barajas says:

    I trust Guru, I trust his teachings, but I think a lot about my Karma, I have not been a good person. I have bad thoughts, my actions are not good and I think I have generated a very negative Karma.

    All these thoughts block me I want to stop my mind and it is very difficult for me.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      It is said that “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future”. The Buddha also taught that we should live for the present moment, don’t look back your past and look forward to the future. As long as you have faith in me and keep reading and remembering my teachings, you sow more good seeds and have been changing your karma every second! Be confident!

  6. Moises Barajas says:

    It is very beautiful what Guru has done for this boy.

    I love you so much Guru

  7. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear compassionate guru,

    Thank you so much for sharing this letter with us, I really liked it and I enjoyed reading it as well, I have to say that the feelings of this disciple didn’t surprise me at all because I felt the same and more than this when I saw you yesterday for the first time and listened to your voice and your simple, fabulous and unique English, no words can describe my feelings towards you dear bevered guru, I’m so happy that all of these disciples saw a real change and achieved a real achievements in their life and they became a successful people, also I highly appreciate the five million dong which you paid to this disciple in order to complete his study this action prove how compassionate and kind person you are, finally I wish I could travel and work abroad soon like these disciples thank you so much again dear honorable guru

    I bow my head down to you
    I devote myself to you

    May you have a good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings
    May all the sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature
    May the pandemic caused by corona virus soon end
    Om Mani padame hum

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      I am glad that you shared the same experience which illustrates your strong faith and Guru devotion. I was glad to see you in person yesterday as well. Keep practice diligently and grow your faith in the Three Jewels which Guru is the representative, you will soon fulfil your legitimate wish!

  8. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear Holy Guru,
    What a blessing you bestowed on this young brother. May you live long and well for the sake of all sentient beings. Om mani pandme hum

  9. Tantra Mashinaga says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article. It is wonderful news that our dharma brother is doing well. This article is yet more proof that Guru is a compassionate man. Giving money out of his own pocket, to give to a student to better his future. I hope others will see Guru is a wise and compassionate man.

    May Guru live a long and happy life

    May all sentient beings be free from suffering and attain happiness

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Tantra Mashinaga (Mark Hamilton)

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for your comment! That is the right track of thought that supports to grow Guru devotion!

  10. paul yawney says:

    Dear Holy Guru, Thank you for sharing another great article. It shows how faith and trust in Guru will bring success to your life. Guru makes the path clear. May Guru and consort live a long and Happy Life.
    OM MANI PADME HUNG. May this virus end soon.
    Tantra Himataru

  11. Mật Đức says:

    Dear holy Guru
    I have read the article.
    Thanks so much Mat Phe Ro for sharing this article .
    Thereby making me even more grateful for the great merit of the Guru for teaching and creating the precious path to help sentient beings out of samsaric suffering.
    I sincerely thank
    great merit from the Guru for teaching.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May Mat Phe Ro have a good life and always keep his faith in the dharma and cherish the rare opportunity to meet the Guru in this life.
    May the epidemic of Covid-19 come to end soon.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

  12. Tantra Mitsharuma (Petra) says:

    Dear Holy Guru
    Thank you so much for this article. It made me smile after a long and tough day. It is so beautiful to read about the love and faith Guru have for the disciples. When there is so much negative energy from people around you, and egotism, this brings so much joy to read. I felt so privileged to see Guru on zoom and I could feel the calm and peaceful manner in Guru
    I pray for Gurus health and happiness and may all sentient beings feel the love of Buddhas nature

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for your comment! I was delighted to see you and other learners on zoom, I hope you will attend the class often and enjoy practicing Pure Mind Yoga. I am glad to know the article calm your tiring day, please read more when you have time!

  13. Tantra Suramitra says:

    Venerable Guru.
    My name is Tantra Suramitra.
    Apsolutely very true, very nice comment about the Venerable Guru and right so, to recognise the good qualities of the Guru. Very nice.

  14. Mật Hồng Thức says:

    Dear Guru,

    I happily read Ninh Thuan letter from vajra brother Mat Phe Ro. With the blessings of the deity through the Guru’s channel of transporting, the devotion to the Guru and following Guru’s teachings, brother Mat Phe Ro now a student at the vocational school in Ninh Thuan. I gladly appreciate the good translation of vajra brother Cao Dieu Mat Tu.

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

    Pray for the Corona pandemic to be eliminated soon.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  15. Ashok Verma says:

    Thank you Guru.

    Happy to read this beautiful article.

  16. Tantra Sutradaka says:

    Reverend Guruji
    Om Mani Padme Hum
    I bow before your lotus feet
    There is no greater wealth in this world than the peace of mind. This I have learnt from my holy Guru after visiting thrice to Tantra house and being in his admonition during my spiritual stay with him and my Dhamma friends. This massage emanated from his teaching and preaching as well as from his personality, which has become the role model of thousands of people and his disciple living on this planate earth across the globe. This also emanates from our Guru’s sharing, sent by my Dhamma friend, which is basically a joyous expression of peace and satisfaction of a disciple whose home coming is welcomed after one year of his exile from Tantra House. His expulsion from Guru’s house is proved for him a boon in disguise as this helped him learn art and acumen that shaped his carrier and settles him in life.
    Last day when the cold wave became mild and the mercury shoot up from 3.4 degree Celsius to 7. 7 degree Celsius we took a sigh of relief. I came out of the quilt and turned the pages of Suttanipat and gave a glance of Kasibharadwaj Sutta I was surprised to know that Buddha has equated himself with a farmer who ploughs the field for making it fertile, throw the seed, weeds out the unwanted grasses pours manure to grow more crops from there. In the same way a spiritual Guru becomes harsh to the disciple and imposes restrictions to weed out his old wrongs, taste and habits, pours the manure for moral virtues and useful pious skills, gives charity of devotion, helps to maintain moral precepts so that the disciple may feel delight in meditation and consequently attain the celestial life. Our holy Guru gave the same treatment to my Dhamma friend by expelling from his home but kept helping him financially and spiritually so that he may settle in the mundane life and rise in the spiritual path of the Buddhist wisdom. It is a success story of a disciple which is painted in the brightest colour by our holy Guru out of compassion for a disciple.
    Om Mani Padme Hum
    May all the sentient beings attain the Buddha nature
    May the Pandemic Covid 19 be away from the planet earth at the earliest.
    Long live our Guru
    Tantrasutradaka (Avinash Kumar Srivastava)

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Dear Tantra Sutradaka,
      Thank you for your profound understanding of the flexible means a Guru should use to lead the disciples in their spiritual journey. It is more valuable when the sharing not only comes from your own experience throughout the years, but also from your knowledge of Buddhist sutra which shows the consistency of my teachings and methods. I am touched by your faith and humble attitude. I am proud to have a disciple who share a deep sympathy and understanding like you. May all your legitimate wishes be fulfilled.

  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 đạo hữu Mật Rê Rô , Mật Thúy rất sức đông khi đọc bài này và cũng hoan hỉ khi đạo hữu đã được vị Thầy từ bi cho dép trở về mái nhà Mật Gia Mật Thúy cũng cầu nguyện cho đại dịch corona xóm ngày được tiêu trừ để Mật Thúy và các huynh đệ khác có cơ hội về mái nhà Mật Gia để thâm vị Thầy và Cô. Con cầu nguyện sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của vị Thầy vì lợi lạc của chúng sanh con cầu nguyện cho vi khuẩn corona xóm ngày được tiêu trừ Om Ah Hùm.

  18. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:

    Mat Phe Ro,

    I rejoice in learning that your expulsion from Song Nguyen Tantra House has been lifted and you are able to practice Thanh Tri as well as learn from Holy Guru again. This is very wonderful news!!! Without the proper blessings from Guru we are not able to achieve merits or wisdom. I am filled with joy that you are back.
    May you have a blessed and peaceful day!

    Cao Dieu Mat Tu,

    Thank you very much for the great deed of translating this article into English. May all of your legitimate wishes be granted within the right orbit of Dharma.

    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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