Dec 21, 2018

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Letter to Disciples No. 274: I REJOICE IN YOUR MERITS! (Thư gửi các trò 274: Xin được tùy hỷ công đức với các trò)

Letter to Disciples No. 274: I REJOICE IN YOUR MERITS! (Thư gửi các trò 274: Xin được tùy hỷ công đức với các trò)

Letter to Disciples No. 274: I REJOICE IN YOUR MERITS!

Dear disciples!

As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at this year’s highlights of the Thanh Tri Institute of Psychology Research and Yoga Applications (ITA). Each member of ITA plays the role as a brick of “right view” (Sammaditthi) that builds up the stability and strength of Song Nguyen Tantra House. Nonetheless, not all stars on the sky of right view are equally bright. Following are the brightest ones I choose to be awarded:



I/ Emptiness (Sunyata):

“Fading in – Fading out the Jewel Net of Indra” (Mat Tinh Dung)

II/ Bodhicitta:

“Dark Side of Counterfeit Sutra Ullambana Exposed by Prism of Right View” (Mat Hanh Giac)

“What is that truth?” (Mat Hoa)

III/ Renunciation:

“Think about the Cycle of Samsara” (Mat Hue Phap)

“Counter-argument to erroneous viewpoint of Ven. Thich Thien Thuan: Causing misunderstanding among Pure Land practitionersm, belittling Buddhist lay people and acting against Buddha’s teachings “ (Mat Hanh Giac)

IV/ Consolation prizes:

  1. Mat Phe Ro: “The wind is whipping and the sun is burning”
  2. Mat Hong Tuyen: “Letter from South Korea: The Song of Triumph”
  3. Mat Kha Phuc: “Spiritual Scupltor”
  4. Mat Nhuan Quang: “Letter from Hanoi: Separation”
  5. Mat Chanh Tan: “Tea”
  6. Mat Ba: “Simple Happiness I’ve never Thought of”
  7. Mat Khai Nguyen: “May Lake”
  8. Mat Hoa: “Think about the “old dog” from seeing the cat”
  9. Mat Vien: “So strange?”
  10. Mat Nhi Khang: “Letter from Hanoi: Moment of Recall”

V/ Translation

  1. Mat Dieu Hang
  2. Mat Hue Phap
  3. Mat Hong Quang
  4. Mat Tan Giac

VI/ Dharma guardianship

  1. Mat Quang Loi
  2. Mat Tinh Giac
  3. Mat Phap Khanh
  4. Mat Tat Kiem
  5. Mat Hong Nhat
  6. Mat Khue Minh
  7.  Mat Khanh Lien

VII/ Application Bodhicitta

  1. Mat Dinh Chau
  2. Mat Tan Khai
  3. Mat Phe Ro

VIII/ Outstanding Brother-in-Chief 2018: Mat Khue Minh

IX/ Excellent collective performance: Song Nguyen Tantra House – Quang Hai Branch


Following are unawarded articles  which will also be put in printed book. These articles were given top prize before.  

  1. Mat Kien: “I see the Buddha through Guru (6th part)”
  2. Mat Thuy: “From Three Years down to Six Months”
  3. Mat Tu: “Sow a Habbit, Reap a Character”
  4. Mat Dieu Hang: “A Flower Looks like Lotus but…”


  1. Tantra Sutradaka: “There is a kind of fragrance blowing against the wind, pervading every direction”
  2. Tantra Sutradaka: “A viewpoint on suffering, the cause of suffering and the path leading to the annihilation of suffering in modern times”
  3. Tantra Nirvadeva: “Modern spiritual technology”
  4. Tantra Upatissa: “From the heart of a chronic insomniac”
  5. Tantra Maruta: “Mani mantra gives me positive mood”

Dear disciples!

Although the award selection may not be precise, I believe all of you, my disciples, belong to “right view group”. May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

A rainy afternoon on the peak of Phu Van Mountain.

December 21, 2018

Thinley Nguyen Thanh

Translated by Mat Hue Phap

Vietnamese version: Thư gửi các trò 274: Xin được tùy hỷ công đức với các trò

  1. Tantra Maruta says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    My overwhelming gratitude for being one among the mentioned chosen awardee. It has always been a great honor to be a part of chantuduy and being one among the wisdom learner of the Holy Guru. My heart has always been grateful knowing the friendship of Mat Dieu Hanh who has been treating me as a closed brother despite of our distance, yet never seen in person.

    May all of us be enlightened and continue to embrace the dharma. May peace and kindness be in our heart as we go along in this realm. Maybe the Holy Guru be blessed with more strength, good health and powerful wisdom to bind us and keep us calm and solemn.

    I am Tantra Maruta, from the Philippines

    Om Mani Padme Hum


  2. Tantra Sutradaka says:

    Revered Gurujee

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    I bow before the lotus feet of my guru.

    As usual today also I also started for an evening walk. After completing about 1.5 Km, my legs automatically took a turn towards my friend’s house, who is an eye surgeon. Since in the recent past he underwent Open heart surgery, normally these days I visit his clinic only to pass some time with him and divert his attention from the hectic and tiring work of diagnosing the patient’s ailment as well as brooding on his personal ill health. My spiritual as well interesting talks help him forget his miseries of life and the same for me also. His two patients came and after proper investigation he prescribed them the medicines and advised them what to do and with what to abstain. I was watching his gentle and compassionate talk with the patients often creates amusing situation through his talks in the lighter vain. I was enjoying his his nice and humorous conversation with the patients. Out of sudden a pleasant sound of notification of some message came from my mobile I gave a glance over it. To my surprise Guru had shared some lesson. Automatically my mid mind was withdrawn from the Doctor patient conversation and glued to the lesson. Being unaware of the local situation and environment I read it in one breath. I wrote the comment immediately on my mobile. It was the outcome of my inner emotions, where mind ceased to work and the heart took the charge. But all my sublime ideas that flown through my flowery but emotional words of my imaginations shattered the moment while posting it evaporated and met the same fate that most of my earlier comments posted through the mobile met with. Immediately I informed my friend with great grief and remorse. I left my friend’s clinic and rushed to my house so that I may recreate them.

    After coming back to my house I opened my Laptop to read the same for regaining the same fresh feelings as I received at the Doctor’s clinic. It was really an unbelievable happiness for me as Guru had looked back the entire year. The current year has passed 95% of its tenure slowly but stealthily and we could not notice it. Rest of the days are about to slip out of our head and hands. Our Guru like a father and affectionate guardian presented the account of the entire activities of the Tantra House, his people, disciples and motivated their creative activities through awards. He has taken much of care in preparing the list that none remain unnoticed and no any positive work remain unparsed. The selection is done so meticulously that it reminds me the judicious silent functioning of Buddha’s law of karma (paticcasamuppadvad, Law of dependent orogination). It is again a fact that each and every member of our Pure Mind Buddhism have contributed their level best in in upholding Guru’s pious, spiritual, kind, compassionate and benevolent pursuit for up lift of humankind. Rather it would be better to say for all the sentient beings of this universe, as I have seen his love, affection, kindness and compassion for the non-human creatures residing in the Tantra House, as he considered them also the member of our family. He has taken care of all the members of this vast Pure mind Buddhist family which is spread all over the world and increasing every day by lips and bound irrespective of religion, caste, creed, nationality and ethnicity. When the entire world is at loggerhead on the name of all these, he is at work to create his global village wherein there is no space for enmity, hatred, anger, lust and delusion. On the other hand there spreads love and affection, Kindness and compassion, friend ship and cooperation and so many positive rays to create a family of harmonious whole. We are fortunate enough to have such a spiritual supervision of our Holy Guru. He has again again reminded us of the darker side of the cycle of repeated births and death, Samsara, and asked to endeavour for renunciation. He is perpetually teaching and supervising us but we are not coming out of our erroneous views and causing harm to ourselves and creating misunderstanding in our fold even. It is resulting defeating our own interests as well the pure and pious purpose of the preaching’s of our Guru. The time has come to take a resolution to make a new start by purging all the ills and evil at personal level as well as at the societal level in the light of Pure Mind Buddhist precepts and concepts. The time is slipping very fast from our hand as time and tide wait for none. Before it becomes too late to retreat from ruination awake, arise and attain perfection in the light of Guru’s instruction.

    Man is a selfish animal. He tries to seek his personal benefits in all the episodes. I am not different to it, like other earthly creatures I too am swayed the selfish ends. It is a fact that Guru is trying his level best to pull out all the defilements deep seated in me because of the inauspicious karmic lairs of my previous births. This was the reason that my heart lipped up very high when I behold my name and the topic of my articles in the sky of the award winning list along with other Dhamma friends. I express my deep sense of gratitude from the core of my heart for my Guru, Guide and Guadian for his love, affection and the blessings that he bestowed on me. I am thankful to my friend Rose Tran who had been instrumental in getting me connected with our Holy Guru. I do not have any word to express my inner outburst of emotions. I am thankful to all my friends who commented on my articles and emboldening me. Their comments become the healthy food for my spiritual and intellectual journey. I am thankful to all of you who directly or indirectly helped me on progressing on my path either as fellow passengers or as instructors.

    May all the sentient beings be happy? Long live our Guru along with his consort.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Tantrasutradaka     Avinash Kumar Srivastava.

  3. Dr C H Lakshminarayan says:

    Respected Guruji, I bow my head at your lotus feet.

    Buddha is my life

    Dharma is my  boat

    Nibbana is my other shore

    Guru is my guide

    Sangha is my strength

    Thank you Guruji for having confirmed an award  for one of my articles and Thu inspiring me to continue in my Dharma activities under your guidance and the guidance of my kalyanmithra Mat Deu Hang.

    Sincerely yours

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan


  4. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    Thanks for giving us chance to participate in Dharma activities and bestowing your Dharma knowledge and blessings on us.

    Without your guidance we couldn’t have deep understanding on Buddha’s teachings.

    Thanks to all Vajra brothers who helped in translating these articles so other foreigners can read and understand.

    Also thanks to all Vajra brothers for actively participating in Dharma events.

    May Guru and his consort live long and protected and get enlightened.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum..

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho cob được đọc bài viết này. 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho chúng con cơ hội được thực hành các hoạt động Phật pháp và Thầy đã chỉ dạy chúng con bằng những lời dạy trí tuệ cũng như đã để tâm đến chúng con. 

      Nếu không có sự chỉ dẫn của Thầy,  chúng con không thể hiểu được giáo lý Phật đà. 

      Cảm ơn các đạo huynh,  đạo hữu đã dịch thuật bài viết của Thầy để chúng con và học trò nước ngoài có thể đọc và hiểu được. 

      Con cũng cảm ơn các đạo huynh,  đạo hữu đã tham gia các pháp sự,  đóng góp cho sự hoạt động và phát triển của Mật gia. 

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

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ phiền não và đạt được giác ngộ. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

  5. Dear holy Guru,

    I am delighted to read this article. I am happy with the outstanding vajra brothers like the starts which are bright on the sky of right view, chosen to get the awards from you.

    I have learnt that awards are one of the means you recognize the contribution of learners and disciples to the development of Song Nguyen Tantra House and they are also considered as the way of which you praise our progress and encourage us to step forward on the path of liberation.

    The awardees are happy with what they have obtain on the path,  and other learners and disciples are also happy with the good deeds and achievements of vajra brothers. This also inspires and encourages us to diligently practice dharma with devotion towards Guru for worldly happiness this life and long-lasting bliss next life.

    I would like to express my deep gratitude to you for your compassion and wisdom creating the dharma flower garden of with six marvelous practices in order that we have a good opportunity to practice dharma and do intership at any time,  in anywhere for inner happiness,  success in life and social achievements this life,  and true happiness next life

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

    I also rejoice in the good deeds of Mat Hue Phap who translated your article into English. It is her contribution to spread your teachings all over the world and benefit all sentient beings.
    May Mat Hue Phap get all her righteous wishes and happy on the path of enlightenment.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  6. Dear reverend Guru,

    My congratulation to those members who won the awards 2018. It could be said that these achievements, apart from their diligence, come from the compassion of Guru who did not keep his wisdom for his own but introduce widely to all sentient beings with an aim of helping them free from ignorance and suffering. Without the Vimilakirti castle and its Dharma flower garden, our flowers of mind cannot bloom like today. And now, the Dharma fragrance has blown far and wide, helping flowers of mind in new lands like India, UK, America, Philippines, Germany, Latvia… flourish in the sunlight of Right View. How miraculous it is to witness your six spiritual inventions on the basis of Buddha’s teachings have been benefiting so many sentient beings through the stories of members of Thanh Tri Institute of Psychology Research and Yoga Applications. I would like to rejoice in their merits and achievements over the past year. My gratefulness to you who have paid attention to us and taught us how to live peacefully and joyfully in this life.

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

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

    Om Ah Hum

  7. Dear Holy Guru!

    I delighted to read your letter no 274: “I rejoice in your merits”. I joyfully praise the virtue, wisdom, and Bodhicitta of the Holy Guru who guide us to obtain the success and achievements on the path to enlightenment. I am very happy with the merits and achievements of vajra brothers. I would like to express my gratitude for your teaching. I am happy in Mat Hue Phap’s good deed of translation.

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

    May Mat Hue Phap have good health and make progress on the path to enlightenment.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  8. Mô Phật!

    Mật thúy rất hoan hỉ với thiện hạnh dịch bài viết của vị Thầy sang tiếng Anh của huynh Mật Huệ Pháp cầu nguyện cho huynh luôn tin tấn thực hành pháp để được tha lực hộ trì. Cầu mông tất cả chúng sanh luôn có duyên lành biết đến chánh pháp OM ah hum.

  9. neerajkumar Sumaran Gajbhiye says:

    Hon’ble Dhamma Guru,

    You provide us such a beautiful Dhamma which is very beneficial, Reading of this beautiful article gives us strength and faith in the assurance of what man may become, it is worthy for us.

    Thank you again Dhamma Guru,

    I wish from bottom of my heart, all my Dhamma friends have happy life & make the progress on the path of enlightenment.


    Neerajkumar Sumaran.

  10. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    As the year of 2019 comes nearer to it’s end it is wonderful to read the achievements of Dharma brothers in last year 2018 to further spread Right View.

    It is important to have Right View to make progress on the Buddhist path and also we should take wisdom as our cause.

    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)

  11. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    Thank you for sharing choice selection of awarded and top prize articles from Vimalakirti room

    These articles have the quality of spreading Right View and benefiting sentient beings while helping us get more blessings to make progress in our lives.

    As 2019 also draws to a close we should rejoice at the progress we have made so far in our worldly and spiritual lives while looking forward to what next year may bring in store for us.

    May Mat Tinh Phap overcome the difficulties at present and get successful in the future.

    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)


  12. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    Thank you for listing the awarded articles for 2018.

    Each article is a Dharma flower and is explaining Right View.

    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)


  13. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear compassionate guru,

    Thank you so much for sharing this letter with us, it’s so kind of you that you decided to make a list for the distinguished disciples, how lucky they’re ! I wish I could be with them in this list one day, and after your permission I’d like to take advantage of this opportunity and say congratulations for my friend mat dieu because she’s in this blessed list thank you so much again !

    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 Padme hum

  14. Mật Thúy says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy .
    Con đã đọc xong bài này rồi ạ.
    Con rất hoan hi với công hạnh bồ đề tâm của vị Thầy ngày đã dùng phương tiện truyền xảo để chỉ dạy sách tấn chúng con , con cũng rất hoan hỉ với các huynh đệ Kim can đã được nhận giải . 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 .

  15. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:

    Holy Guru,

    I bow my head before your lotus feet!!! Thank you for sharing “Letter to Disciples No. 274: I Rejoice in Your Merits!” I would like to say congratulations to everyone whom was recognized and mentioned in this article. Every article I have ever read on is inspirational! Thank you so much!!

    Mat Hue Phap,

    I rejoice in your good deed of translating this article into English. Your hard work means a lot, thank you! 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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