Jan 28, 2021

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Letter from Thai Nguyen: IS IT REALITY OR JUST A DREAM? (Thư Thái Nguyên: THỰC HAY MƠ?)

Until now, it is one month since I have worked on the new job. Sitting in front of the working desk, I am enjoying the early sunshine that sparkling on the little dew of the flowers and leaves which make them look much more beautiful. That once again reminds me of the precious chance to have learnt Mind Dharma, to enjoy the most beautiful and miraculous light that shines on not only my life, but also my Dharma brothers’ lives. The light of right Dharma will never grow dim as long as we keep practicing/rehearsing diligently and develop our strong faith and devotion to Guru.

Having the precious chance to have learnt Mind Dharma bring the most beautiful and miraculous light in my life

Back to three years ago when I was 23 years old, I was overwhelmed with a vague and unclear future. After graduating from university, I immediately encountered uneasy and inexperienced reality while looking for a job. The world’s horizon was expanded in which I had no choice but to struggle to make a living and recognized that life would never be simple and easy anymore. Moreover, getting the bachelor in pedagogy made it more challenging for me to look for a stable job. In the beginning, I kept working as a private tutor and earned around 2-3 million Dong/month which could only afford me to live through the days and pay the accommodation fee. Each day after work, I kept torturing myself by asking “Why? Why me? What should I do?”. While most of my friends continuously found jobs in many schools or tutoring centers, I kept dragging my feet. I blamed the circumstances, this life, and other people, etc. and had seen myself being scared of sending job applications. I was nothing different to a person who cling to the prosperous, but fall away from decaying fortunes; as one saying that said “waiters upon providence”. Though I knew where my problem was, I could not dare to make a move. I was afraid that I could not make it and scared of being rejected, there were hundreds of reasons that scared me. Everything became in vain to me.

That situation was on and on until one day. That was on 17 February 2018, the first day that I came to know Guru, chanhtuduy.com, and Pure Mind Yoga. I gradually understood that the three main goals of practicing this scientific practice method include: (1) inner happiness (2) smooth pace of life (3) successful social achievement. I started to write comments after reading articles or listening to lectures on chanhtuduy.com. The teachings from Guru have had a strong positive effect on my mind and gave me the strength to change the old path of thought. I stopped blaming the circumstances but understood that everything that happened to me has been progressing due to the law of cause and effect. In April 2018, I finally made the first move to send the application to a small tutoring center in Thai Nguyen city. Fortunately, I was offered the job and they created a favorable schedule for me so that I could keep working as a private tutor as well. I did achieve the very first good outcomes which proves the smooth pace of life when I grew the faith in Guru and his teachings.

The income that I earned from working in the tutoring center and private tutor was more or less 5 million Dong. The higher salary that I made, the more time and energy I needed to invest every day, every week. I was overwhelmed with the workload. There were many days I came back home at 11PM, I had no time for my own. I had to have frequent health checks because I suffered from chest pain, trouble breathing and headache because of the pressure.  Therefore, I decided to quit the job after one year and kept working as a private tutor. At that time, after learning a lot of Guru’s teachings, I understood that “Being born into human being realm and having a human body is as rare as a blind turtle taking one precious chance to come up out of the ocean every one hundred years and fortunately putting its head through a hole of floating log” (extracted from the Sutra of the heap of jewels). I needed to take advantage of this precious chance to practice Dharma in order to liberate myself from the samsara. Those sparkling things like glory, credit, money, beautiful cars, etc. were just the means to support my life so that I can practice Dharma more comfortably; I would never exchange my health just to achieve those illusory things. Guru once taught me that: “It is enough that you look for a simple job that helps to cover your living expenses”.

After reading many articles on chanhtuduy.com, I learned that I should not cling too much on any material things in this life. So that, after giving me a little while to carefully think, I decided to shift my profession. I quit the teaching job as I found it not suitable to me. Afterwards, I sent many applications and got interviews at many companies. However, I was all rejected because my major was not a good fit, I had no experience, and my English was not good at all. There was a company that I passed three rounds of interviews but still failed at the end. Fortunately, I had been learning Pure Mind Dharma for a while at that time so my mind was not suffering from disappointment and sadness while receiving successive rejection letters. I understand clearly that “Everything happens due to the law of cause and effect”, so only when I earned enough merits, I would make a difference in my life. It works as the law of the transformation of quantity into quality and vice versa that says merely quantitative changes beyond a certain point pass into qualitative differences.

I applied for a course of primary Chinese and improved my English and some other basic skills. After that, I was confident enough to have my interview at one foreign company that has the largest scale in Bac Giang province. Finally, I passed the interview and became an official officer in the Planning division which surprised everyone around me because there were many candidates whose competence were much better than me. The job offer brought me a rather high salary (nearly double the previous one), furthermore, the working environment is very clean and comfortable. The job is simple and stable in the long term. I totally understand that this accomplishment is another miraculous proof of practicing Pure Mind Yoga and the blessing of Avalokiteshvara through Guru delivery.

The foreign company with the largest scale in Bac Giang where I was blessed to be offered a job

 

Dear holy Guru!

I would like to pay my ultimate gratitude to you as you have granted us a chance to learn and practice Pure Mind Yoga. You have always been patient to teach us, given us confidence and faith in a better life, and helped us to be more mature. From a person who lacked confidence and led a miserable life, I did become a much stronger person in the present, I am proud to be a genuine Buddhist practitioner, and leisurely enjoy my current life. Guru granted me an opportunity to approach and learn Dharma, to grow my faith in Guru and the Three Jewels, to practice Dharma every day to accumulate merits and wisdom for my future journey to the Western heaven of Amitabha. I pray for all my Dharma brothers to practice Dharma diligently, nurture the faith and devotion to Guru and follow Guru until full enlightenment.

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

May Covid19 pandemic end soon.

Om mani padme hum.

Mat Thai Xuyen.

Translated by Cao Dieu Mat Tu.


Vietnamese version: Thư Thái Nguyên: THỰC HAY MƠ?

  1. Cao Diệu Tuyết Hoa says:

    Dear Guru,
    I have read this article.
    I am congratulation Mat Thai Xuyen have a new job with good benefit after a difficult time. This is the vivid proof of Mind Dharma when following and practicing Pure Mind Yoga so that we can get the blessing of Avalokiteshvara through the Guru delivery channel. I am agreed with Mat Thai Xuyen that after practicing Pure Mind Dharma, we are “become a much stronger person in the present”, and we are “proud to be a genuine Buddhist practitioner, and leisurely enjoy my current life. Guru granted me an opportunity to approach and learn Dharma, to grow my faith in Guru and the Three Jewels, to practice Dharma every day to accumulate merits and wisdom for my future journey to the Western heaven of Amitabha”. I am grateful to Guru.
    May Guru will be healthy and live long for the benefit of sentient beings.
    Thank you to Mat Thai Xuyen was sharing. May you have soon the right wishes.
    I am 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.

  2. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear Mat Thai Xuyen,
    Thank you so kindly for sharing your story. It is touching in so many ways and I find so many similarities to my life over the years I’ve been here and the struggles I faced as recently as today. Om mani Padmne Hum, May you live long and well for the sake of all sentient beings and may enlightenment be obtained by you and all others.
    Dear Cao Dieu Mat Tu,
    thank you for your wonderful translation into English so that English speaking natives may enjoy and learn from such articles. This is a beautiful gift you have given us. Om mani padmne hum. May you live long and well for the sake of all sentient beings and be blessed with enlightenment.

    Dear holy GURU,
    I again graciously thank you for allowing such an amazing letter to be shared by you to this community who want to learn more about Buddhism, become Buddhist practitioners and who strive to become enlightened. You are a good guru, Each article I read my faith in you grows stronger. I know I”m on the right path. I know I struggle doing what I must often and more often than many who also read and comment on your articles but I will never give up as you have never given up on me. Om mani padme hum. May you live long and well for the sake of all sentient beings <3

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      You have done a great job of diligently reading and commenting on the page, which means you’re making progress and reaching further steps on the path. Never give up!

  3. Mật Khánh Thảo says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!
    Con đã đọc xong bài rồi ạ. Con hoan hỷ với những hanh thông thế sự của huynh Mật Thái Xuyên.
    Qua bài viết con hiểu được thực hành Pháp mỗi ngày để tích tập công đức và hành trình tương lai đến cõi Tây Phương.
    Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho sức khoẻ và sự trường thọ của vị Thầy vì sự nghiệp hoằng dương Chánh pháp.
    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc Phật tánh.
    Cầu nguyện dịch bệnh Covid 19 sớm được tiêu trừ.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  4. Mật Hồng Thức says:

    Dear Guru,

    I happily read the sharing of vajra brother Mat Thai Xuyen, with full of blessings of the deity through the Guru’s channel of transporting. Thanks to the precious chance of meeting Guru, learning Thanh Tri Yoga, there should be a positive change in work and success. Through here shows the miracle of the Thanh Tri Yoga, practicing the dharma leading to successes.

    I pray for the health and longevity of the teacher 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.

  5. Moisés Barajas says:

    I am very grateful to Guru, His teachings strengthen me. I really appreciate being able to understand and practice the Dharma

  6. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear compassionate guru,
    Thank you so much for sharing this letter with us, I really enjoyed reading every word and every sentence in it. You can’t imagine how happy I feel when I read and know that there’s a dharma brother or sister achieve a social achievement and obtained what they were dreaming about, and I wish I could be like them soon, thank you so much again dear honorable guru you was and still patient with us, proved and still prove for us that dharma is life, life is dharma,

    I bow my head down for 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:

      As long as your faith in Guru and the Three Jewels keeps nurturing through your action of body, speech and mind, your legitimate wishes will be fulfilled. You have gradually achieved mind transformation which is the most important one. Keep it up!

  7. Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) says:

    Dear holy Guru,
    My name is Tantra Ashihata. I was please after reading the article it burst my moral once again to believe in law of cause and effect.
    May you give us the strength to be patient and practice right so as to acquire your blesses.
    May Guru live long for the benefit of all sentient beings, may covid 19 come to an end soon.
    Om Mani padme hum.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for your comment! Yes that’s right, it is the law of cause and effect!

  8. Cao Diệu Khải Nguyên says:

    Dear holy Guru,
    I have read this article, written by Mat Thai Xuyen,
    I rejoice to know that Mat Thai Xuyen has overcome her struggle and find a good job. As with many of us disciples’ blessing experience, Mat Thai Xuyen’s story strengthens my faith in true Dharmas, that everything happens has been progressing through the laws of cause and effect; and as Guru said “do not see everything as a deficiency”, I understand that as long as we are nurturing our seed of true liberation, the rains of good merits will always fall upon us; sooner or later; one way or another.
    Thank you, Guru, for always strengthening our faiths through your teaching,
    May Guru have good health and live long, for the sake of all sentient beings
    May all sentient beings be awake in the state of enlightenment,
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  9. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:

    Mat Thai Xuyen,

    Dear Dharma brother thank you for sharing “Letter from Thai Nguyen: IS IT REALITY OR JUST A DREAM?” I rejoice to learn that when you applied diligent practice with proper Guru devotion, you were able to overcome the obstacles of cause and effect without any negative emotions.
    May you have a blessed and peaceful day!

    Cao Dieu Mat Tu,

    Thank you for translating this article into English for the sake of all sentient beings. 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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