Nov 25, 2018

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THE SPIRITUAL MYOPIA (Cận thị tâm linh)


I was patiently and calm sitting to wait for my eyeglasses to be fixed when a woman near me is complaining about the long service of the repair shop. She said, “So long! How miserable to be shortsighted.” But I don’t think really it is. If only there are skilled workers to repair the eyeglasses and there are no clients to keep on coming, then maybe we can have the eyeglasses be repaired faster. I can say that only those who have a myopic eyes can understand the difficulty of having a short sightedness. If you are not wearing eyeglasses, everything around you appears blurred and you will be out of focus and  easily misguided. Things, phenomenas and sceneries are no longer clear and vivid when you are having a myopia. You can see shadows but you cannot specify what exactly they are, it tends you to doubt or not sure of the objects that you see, and most of the time you will be mistaken to identify exactly what those things are.  I am myself  suffering of shortsightedness. That makes me understand why the woman reacted that way for waiting for her eyeglasses to be fixed immediately.

In the points of the Buddha, if you understand the situation and accept what really is, you will be less bothered, which requires the right thinking of the mind. Or you look at the other side, you will feel less sorrowful, which is considered the transformation of the mind. Having a shortsighted vision, you still have the chance to regain you normal sight through surgery. Or, if you are rich enough then you can buy a good contact lenses or perfect eyeglasses to avoid yourself from having a problem of shortsighted vision.

However, what is much harder is that, if we get a “spiritual shortsightedness”. In that case, it is more difficult to cure as well. In Buddhism, those who are in Samsara are the ones who are suffering spiritual shortsightedness. Because, for them, they believe that all  the things that their eyes can see are true. That makes them got trapped and stuck on the eight worldly winds (including gain and loss, praise and blame, fame and shame, pleasure and pain), and they become prey for the eight kinds of universal sufferings (the four sufferings: birth, aging, sickness and death, plus the suffering of having departed from those whom the love, the suffering of having with those whom they hate, the suffering of being unable to obtain what one desires, and the suffering arising from the five components that constitute one’s body and mind.)

ITA’s Director – Master Thinley Nguyen Thanh in Latvia

Remembering the poet Bui Giang, who had been in a short moment of getting the light of wisdom and uttered his faults of seeing the views of life with just an ordinary eyes. And as it goes:

I believe that this world is true,

Which leads me a hectic life until now.

It is true that at the beginning, the “eyes” of our Buddha mind are as bright as the sun in the blue sky, shining the bright light as the moonlight in summer night and they are so surprisedly beautiful that the poet Li Bai embraced the moon to dead, the poet Han Mac Tu had deep affection for the “golden jewel” moonlight, the “love” moonlight and poured out his deep sadness. However, such kinds of viewpoints are an illusion coming in small increments over time, the longer you live,  the more shortsightedness in ignorance you get,  and then your primitive bright eyes become the eyes with the vague visions when looking at everything around you.

Unfortunately, instead of looking for the “right view” eyeglasses to see everything clearly as they are,  they tend to get any kinds of eyeglasses they meet with no judgment. The consequence causes them to see all things and phenomena with their own personal ways,   being unable to see the nature of all things. Everyone trusts their own view with their shortsighted eyes until they are lucky enough to find out the perfect “eyeglasses” approved by the good ophthalmologists.

More luckily, one day when we have a chance to undergo a short sighted eye surgery to free us from poor near vision, the retina of ignorance was pulled back the right position, we can see everything around us as they are, we no longer need to wear eyeglasses. Zen master Khanh Truong used to “get short sighted” in observing the natural landscape. He said: “Before I had studied Zen, I saw mountains as mountains, and rivers as rivers. When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains, and rivers are not rivers. But now that I have got its very substance I am at rest. For it’s just that I see mountains once again as mountains, and rivers once again as rivers.” Oh! There are only mountains and rivers, he had to spend his whole life on practicing the Dharma, then he can see them as they are with his primitive and pure eyes, let alone our ordinary beings who face the different circumstances and complicated conditions for earning living. It is quite different with the worldly myopia which have ophthalmologist make the short sighted eye surgery to restore the function of the eye, from the Buddhist perspective, the Buddha is the great physician, according to the Buddha’s guidance, the short sightedness by “ignorance” should be treat step by step. For those who get such kind of spiritual short sightedness, the method to cure their spiritual short sightedness is to apply the lens of the Buddha’s teachings (the lens of midfullness) in order that they can see clearly everything around them and see others’ mind. The eyeglasses which help myopic people see the nature of everything include “ the law of cause and effect”, “The Noble Eightfold Path”, “Causality of dependent origination”….there are some perfect eyeglasses which support the ignorant beings like us to see the nature of all things like: “The five paths to enlightenment”, “the ten bodhisattva stages”, “two stages of Highest Yoga Tantra”. Our Thanh Tri Institute for Psychology Research and Yoga Applications – Song Nguyen Tantra House has made our small contribution to such a large Hospital of “spiritual” Ophthalmology with six marvellous practices of pure mind (including Eight Dharma methods of taking refuge in the Three jewels; Uninterrupted offerings; Samayagdrsti-Prabha Samadhi; Lotus walking Dharani; Meditation on Bodhicitta and Five Degrees of Chenrezig meditation and Dharani). No matter whatever “right view” eyeglasses they are, they are all made by the materials of “compassion” and “ Buddhist wisdom”.

However, it is so sad that not many people think they get “spiritual myopia”, so they do not seek the treatment this dangerous illness or they happened to encountered the bad or evil physician. Sometime I would tell myself over and over that I have just got the myopia with my physical eyes, such myopia only limits my visual perception. Otherwise; if I get “spiritual myopia” of ignorance, I do not find the method to treat it, the consequences is only seeing the door to hell. In the past, Anuruddha was blind but he got the wisdom eye (Prajnacakshus) thanks to the practice of the concentration on reflecting the wisdom light  taught by the Buddha. From that time on, he saw the Three realms of Existence as clearly as that he saw everything in the palm of his hand. All phenomena before his eyes appear clearly as they are. They are emptiness; without characteristic; unproduced, unceased; stainless, not without stain; not deficient, not fulfilled. Anuruddha acquired “divine vision” (dibba-cakkhu) and was ranked foremost among those who had the ability in Sangha while he was blind in the eye of secular people. This spiritual event is so impressed and weighs a thousand pounds and becomes an anchor for those who are afraid of wavering by the eight worldly winds because they do not understand the true value of dharma.

I get shortsighted but I am not sad because I was equipped with the power of discrimination. I pray that all people are aware that they are suffering from spiritual myopia, seeking the treatment for their spiritual illness and encounter the good physician to free from such sufferings. They will not meet the evil physicians who claim to be good doctors but their actions are contrary to what they said.

I pray that all sentient beings be mindful with their “right view” eyes in order that they get inner happiness, successful in work and achieve the social success in life for the temporary happiness this life and everlasting bliss next life. Om Mani Padme Hum.

A rainy afternoon on the peak of Phu Van Mountain.

Thinley Nguyen Thanh.

Translated by Mat Dieu Hang

Vietnamese version: “CẬN THỊ” TÂM LINH 

  1. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    Common people search for a good doctor when they suffer from eye diseases like Myopia. But in Dharma life they fail to find a Real Guru who can give them true dharma teachings and help others in process of liberation. Hope all beings may find true Guru’s and get success in liberation.

    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 con được đọc bài viết này. 

      Thông thường nhiều người khi mắc bệnh cận thị thì tìm bác sỹ nhãn khoa có kinh nghiệm để điều trị bệnh cho họ. Nhưng đối với tâm bệnh thì con người khó tìm được vị Thầy chân chính,  người giảng dạy cho họ về chánh pháp và giúp họ tiến tu trên đạo lộ giải thoát. 

      Con cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh tìm được vị Thầy chân chính để  đạt được giải thoát tối thượng. 

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

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum. “

  2. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerebol Guru.

    My name is tantra siramitra.

    Very nice article, it can’t be explained in a better way then that, fantastic  I’m very pleased in the way it as been explained!!

    May Avery one be happy.


    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Siramitra (Salvatore Antonio Fois) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý! 

      Con là Tantra Siramitra. 

      Bài viết của Thầy hay và ý nghĩa. Sự luận giảng của Thầy trong bài viết thật sinh động và rõ ràng. Con chưa được đọc bài viết nào có sự luận giảng hay như vậy. Thật tuyệt vời! Con rất hoan hỷ khi được đọc bài viết này của Thầy,  đặc biệt là cách Thầy luận giảng về căn bệnh cận thị tâm linh. 

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh luôn được hạnh phúc. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. “

  3.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    Querido Santo Guru : Este articulo , es demasiado profundo, y vasto…creo que no estoy en condiciones de responderlo …seguramente causa se debe a ( mi )… propia, miopia espiritual .Que nuestro Amado Guru, viva feliz , para beneficio de todos los seres sintientes. Que todos los seres sintientes disfruten de la felicidad y la raiz de la felicidad. Puedan ser libres de sufrimiento y de la raiz de sufrimiento. Que no esten separados de la gran felicidad carente de sufrimiento. Que habiten en la gran ecuanimidad , libre de apego y aversion. Que la bondad y la compasion de la sabiduria de la no dualidad. Que la practica de la bodhichita haya nacido en aquellos donde no lo es . Puede que bodhichita una vez que nazca no decaiga y se expanda mas y mas. Que el precioso espiritu del despertar nazca en aquellos donde no esta. Que una vez que nazca , no se deteriore y aumente cada vez mas. OM MANI PADME HUM

  4. Tantra Mahadeva says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    This is a wisdom mine. Thank you for this article. Right view and understanding can help us come out of the haze of this world.

    Your constant guidance through enriching articles reminds us of this true path.

    Ever grareful

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài viết trí tuệ này. Con hiểu rằng chánh kiến giúp chúng con thoát khỏi những khổ đau, rắc rối trong thế giới này.

      Sự nhiệt tâm chỉ dạy của Thầy qua những bài viết ngút ngàn chánh kiến giúp chúng con được bước đi trên con đường chánh đạo.

      Con luôn biết ơn Thầy!

      Om Mani Padme Hum”

  5. Dr. C H Lakshmi narayan. says:

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

    I am very much delighted to read this article.

    I remember to have seen a humerus cinema long back in which an old

    Professor who is having myopia and blurring vision who does some silly  external romantic acts occasionally with his girl students who come for tution to his house when he is not wearing his spectacle mistaking for his wife due to his myopia.! This  used to cause misunderstanding and quarrel between the professor and his wife. Though the professor was not intentionally doing such acts but for his myopic vision!

    Why I mentioned this  whether one may take it as a joke or whatever it may be, such absurdities  do happen in  ‘Spiritual shortsightedness ‘ also due to ‘ wrong vision’! due to ‘ ignorance ‘.

    This type of ‘ Spiritual Short sight ‘ can only corrected by lens of  Buddha’s teachings and wearing the spectacle of ‘ right view’ of Buddha’s teachings prescribed  by a proficient Guru like our venerable Guruji and who is not  himself suffering from Spiritual myopia.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan.

    (Tantra Nirvadeva )

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý! 

      Con xin cúi đầu đảnh lễ dưới chân sen của Thầy. 

      Con rất hoan hỷ khi được đọc bài viết này của Thầy. Đọc bài viết này con nhớ đến một đoạn trong bộ phim hài mà con đã xem từ lâu. Một vị giáo sư già bị cận, nếu không đeo kính thì không nhìn rõ mọi thứ. Một lần cô học trò đến nhà hỏi bài, vị giáo sư đó vì không đeo kính nên đã nhìn nhầm cô nữ sinh đó là vợ mình và đã có những cử chỉ tình cảm với cô nữ sinh. Và điều này đã gây ra một trận chiến giữa người vợ và cô nữ sinh. Mặc dù vị giáo sư đó không hề có tình ý gì với cô nữ sinh kia nhưng do bị cận,  không nhìn rõ nên mới gây ra sự hiểu lầm trầm trọng. 

      Câu chuyện này mặc dù là câu chuyện vui nhưng đối với những người bị cận thị tâm linh do vô minh sẽ có những hành động ngớ ngẩn, phi lý do không nhìn rõ bản chất của sự vật như trường hợp trên. 

      Căn bệnh cận thị tâm linh được chữa trị bằng lăng kính giáo pháp Phật đà và được bậc Đạo sư chân chính, thông qua trải nghiệm thực tế và đã thoát khỏi căn bệnh cận thị tâm linh, trang bị cho đôi kính “chánh kiến” để giúp chúng sanh nhìn thấy bản chất sự việc, hiện tượng. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

      Con – CH Lakshminarayan

      Tantra Nirvadeva. ”


  6. Mật Thuận Nguyên says:

    Kính bạch Thầy

    Con hoan hỉ với thiện hạnh dịch bài của huynh Mật Diệu Hằng . Con cảm tạ Thầy từ bi và trí tuệ đã lập ra đem ánh sáng Phật pháp lan tỏ khắp muôn nơi để  cho chúng con bạn đọc trong và ngoài nước được tiếp cận với chánh kiến.

    Cầu nguyện Thầy Cô sức khoẻ và trường thọ vì lợi lạc chúng sanh. Cầu nguyện chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc Phật tánh.

    Om mani padme hum

  7. Tantra Mikaya says:

    dear holy guru. Thank you for your wonderful article and the Dharma you are giving us. It is important to have the right view of the Dharma and practice it consistently daily. We can all go the way of liberation to experience enlightenment. The foundation is that we work on ourselves and follow our holy guru and that we have no short-sighted view of the Dharma Buddhas. Just as a pair of sunglasses can distort a picture through shadowing or seeing through yellow, green or brown glasses and we believe that we see things as they are, so this view can deceive us. The right view of the Dharma through our calm and clear mind in our meditations as well as expanding our knowledge with the precious and wise articles of our holy guru help us focus on the essential. Spiritual short-sightedness leads to samsara if we do not pursue the spiritual path. I thank you holy Guru for your article and I will always do everything in my power to work on myself to learn the way of liberation. May our holy Guru life long for the sake of all sentient beings. May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddha s nature. OM MANI PADME HUM

  8. Ahmed Khan says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for this beautiful article.

    Right View is important, and we need ‘Right View’ eyeglasses to see the world as it really is.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Ahmed Khan sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài viết hay và ý nghĩa này.

      Con hiểu rằng chánh kiến rất quan trọng và chúng con cần có cặp kính chánh kiến để nhìn rõ mọi sự vật hiện tượng như chúng đang là.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  9. Bishnu Prasad Das says:

    Respected Guru Ji,

     I have gone through the  above article, It is excellent. When we focus to an object we must see, If our focus disturbed  due to eyesight problem or wrong eye glass fitting then we can not see the objects. Likewise we should concentrate our mind towards objects, here our object is dharma and true Guru.

                  Nice examples to chose the right Guru and right path in the life. To get real peace and eternal  happiness is through learning Buddha’s teachings. When we desire something and not getting we felt sad….it is against  Buddha’s teaching. Buddha says, No desire No Pain. Where is desire there is  pain. Rebirth and pain in this life should not desired.

    We should follow the truth of Lord Buddha and chose the right Guru to show us the right path.

    Om Mani Padme Hun

    Tantra Vikrachitta

    Bishnu Prasad Das,


  10. Elana Dower says:

    This is so profound thank you dearest Guru!

    This is something I have wondered about. If we are not supposed to allow our personal perceptions to interfere with what is right then does that mean that we will all think the same? Perceive and event the same? It is said that eye witnesses at crime scenes are unreliable because each one tells ta different story based on how they experienced the event?

    i understand we are not to allow our self to drown in negativity, dispari and doubt and also not to delude ourselves intonthibk everything is or should be perfect.


    so my question is what is the excepted middle ground we can strive for so that we are right thinking and also maintain our individuality. Even if our ego is not in control we are still unique based on our history are we not.


    thNk you guru om mani padme hum

  11. Mô Phật!

    Mật thúy rất hoan hỉ với thiện hạnh dịch bài viết của vị Thầy Sang tiếng Anh của đạo huynh Mật Diệu Hằng 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

  12. Pamela Burridge says:

    This topic is perfect. I have an eye appointment tomorrow. As I get my eyes examined I will think of how lucky I am to have found the dharma and can also repair my spiritual eyes. Thank you for a wonderful teaching.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  13. Tantra Sutradaka says:

    Revered Gurujee

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    I bow before you and your benign personality

    For last very many days I have become, due to circumstantial impediments, in capable of writing comments. Physical ailments, mental agony, natural calamities, (thrice flood water entered into my house and in my living room and the apprehension is still there till the end of the rainy season.), multiple social and family troubles resulted in my mental inertia but my physical dynamicity was compelled to increase as I have to shift my venue of stay every now and then, now at Patna, now at Nawada, now with my daughter and now with my younger brother. But the reoccurring tragedies and comedies of life are boon in disguise as these have made me realized rather visualize the glimpses of the First Noble Truth of the Buddha. The feeling of being forlorn and thrown in the vast valley of dark, dismal and the disparaging universe was about to break me from within as there was no hope of help was deepening the pessimistic colour of my gloom  from dark to black, from bad to worse. Suddenly a voice emerged “when darkness of night becomes deep, means sun is about to rise in the sky. Thanks to my friend, who in the peek moment sprinkled the drops of optimism through her kind and compassionate concern either by her sympathetic quarry of my wellbeing or spreading positivism in me by sharing good lessons of the Guru. This not only diverts my attention from darkness to light and pain to pleasure, but also reminds me my own proverb, “Pain is not the valid reason to stop the work”. I am grateful to her for being impetuous for my further journey. But in the entire episode one thing became clear that because of short sightedness of one gets mental agony and physical strain. Had it been known to me well in advance the existential feelings of being forlorn could not have cropped up in my mind. If this is true for the mundane life then just think of the shortsightedness at the supramundane level. When physical myopic vision derails the normal life, ignorance makes a life full of misery then think of spiritual myopia.

    Revered Gurujee,  I am grateful to you and my only friend for sharing this lesson. Rose sent it to me  again as I could not comment on it.  This lesson is very important as well as interesting for us, mundane creatures of the world, who are suffering of Spiritual Myopia, work under the spell of ignorance and suffer resultantly. We accuse either the luck, circumstances, friends and foe or the God for the troubles, pain and ennui without knowing that as we sow so we reap. It is again a fact that due to ignorance we consider right as wrong and wrong as right. We perform our duties to the best of our knowledge and capability, but the results come contrary to it. Gurujee has rightly compared it with a man of myopic vision who is unable to see properly and suffers in everyday life.  One of my friends is a myopic surgeon. I visit his clinic almost every day and see the way he treats the ailments of the eye. People of different age and class, suffering with the problem of eyes and sight visit him for their treatment. My friend checks very patiently their eyes, suggests glass with certain power suiting to their eyes. If there is some more problem he suggests surgery of the eyes and places lance on it. After eye surgery or lance treatment or having specks the patient becomes able to read and wright properly and life becomes easy. So is the case of ignorant human beings who due to lack of empirical or spiritual knowledge, commits mistakes and suffer because things take place according to the Law of Karma and there  is no exception to it. As the person suffering of myopic vision fails to differentiate between the appearance and reality and faces the practical problem in everyday life, in the same way lack of spiritual knowledge misleads one up to the entire span of one’s life. The Buddha too has compared a person suffering of spiritual myopia with a person having leper who scratch his wounds and heats it on fire and receives momentary pleasure thereby, which ultimately worsen his wounds and augments his trouble all the more.( Majjhima Nikaya) In the same way. At the same place the same is suggested by the analogy of a dog , lusty gnawing dog at a fleshless piece of a bone and gaining ultimately nothing but pain and suffering.  Buddha has clearly said what others call happiness, the wise call misery, and what others call misery, the wise know it to be happiness. The Dhammapada conveys the same idea when it refers to the ignorant man conceiving good as evil and evil as good.

    Our Revered Guru is of the opinion that Buddhism is primarily concerned with these practical problems of human life. Its direct aim is to offer solution for the proper guidance of human conduct, and suggest the ways and means for the pleasure in this mundane existence as well as for attaining the state of supreme perfection. But in order to do so the knowledge of truth and reality is indispensable. The focus of our revered Guru in this lesson is to spot light that as we put on glass on our eyes or undergo lessor surgery of myopic eyes in order to regain perfect vision. In the same way on should also undergo the treatment of one’s spiritual myopia  so that one can understand true as true and false as false and be never be trapped by ignorance and suffer.

    Let all the sentient being attain happiness in this life and here after.

    Mya our Guru remain happy and healthy along with his concert up to the entire span of mundane and supramundane life.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Avinash kumar Srivastava

  14. Dear Holy Guru!

    I delighted to read your article: “The spiritual myopia”. I joyfully praise the virtue, wisdom, and Bodhicitta of the Guru who helps me understand spiritual myopia. It is very important to have the right view of the Dharma. I would like to express my gratitude for your teaching. I am happy in Mat Dieu Hang’s good deed of translation.

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

    May Mat Dieu Hang have a 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.

  15. Roy clark says:

    So much thanks for this article


    Om Mani padme hum

  16. Dan Golden says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you for this fascinating and beautifully written article.  The topic of spiritual myopia is quite relevant for all of us.  May all sentient beings be happy and at peace.

    Om Mani Padme Hum


    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Dan Golden sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý! 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài viết tuyệt vời và lợi lạc này. Cận thị tâm linh là căn bệnh mà hầu hết chúng con đang mắc phải. 

      Con cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh được hạnh phúc và bình an. 

      On Mani Padme Hum. 

      Con – Dan. 

  17. Mô Phật!

    Mật thúy rất hoan hỉ với thiện hạnh dịch bài viết của vị Thầy sang tiếng Anh của đạo huynh Mật Diệu Hằng, 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

  18. Tantra Kasila(Vivek S) says:

    Dear holy Guru

    Wonderful article as usual.Spiritual myopia.It is actually some obstructions that causes the prevention of people having a deep insight into spirituality.Materialistic pleasures,egos emotions and so on to mention a few.Once these obstructions are cleared our spiritual journey is in the right path.For that we need glasses whose rays can penetrate through the obstructions and that glass is Buddhism.

    May the Guru live long and all the sentinel beings have the peacefulness and calmness achieved by Buddha.

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý! 

      Bài viết về cận thị tâm linh của Thầy thật tuyệt vời. Con hiểu rằng có một số trở ngại đã làm cho con người không hiểu được thấu đáo về tầm quan trọng của đời sống tâm linh. Đó chính là sự bám chấp vào niềm vui vật chất thế tục,  nuông chiều ái ngã và nhiều trở ngại khác. Nhưng khi hành giả hiểu được thấu đáo bản chất của những sự trở ngại này thì hành giả sẽ thực hành theo đúng quỹ đạo chánh pháp. Để làm được điều đó,  chúng con cần cặp kiếng thấu thị được bản chất của sự vật hiện tượng. Cặp kiếng đó chính là đạo Phật. 

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy trụ thế lâu dài. 

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh được bình an và thành tựu hạnh phúc của Phật tánh. 

  19. Foxxie Inariusagi says:

    Guru thank you for all your manifold blessings!

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Foxxie Inariusagi sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì bồ đề tâm của Thầy cho chúng con được nhận ơn phước vô lượng thông qua Thầy. 

  20. Albert says:

    Thank you Lama. I love the analogy. I vow to practice the right view.

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài viết này. Con hoan hỷ với sự phân tích về vấn đề cận thị tâm linh cũng như giải pháp cho vấn đề này. Con nguyện luôn thực hành theo chánh kiến. 

  21. Jeffrey King says:

    Dear holy Guru.  I too had spiritual Myopia. I was blinded by the things in this world.  I  am beginning to see now and I thank you for your wise writings. There are so many who suffer from spiritual blindness and they don’t even know it. I was one of those people,  but thanks to your teaching I have been awakened! Thank you again Guru! Peace and blessings be upon you.

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Jeffrey King sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý! 

      Con cũng bị cận thị tâm linh. Con đã bị mù,  không nhìn thấy được bản chất của các sự vật hiện tượng trên thế giới này. Và giờ đây con mới bắt đầu có thể nhìn thấy chúng nhờ những bài viết trí tuệ của Thầy. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì những lời dạy trí tuệ này. 

      Hiện tại có quá nhiều người bị mù lòa tâm linh nhưng bản thân họ không hề nhận biết được điều đó. Và con là một trong số những người đó. Và nhờ những lời chỉ dạy của Thầy mà con dần dần được tỉnh thức và nhận thức được tình trạng của bản thân. 

      Một lần nữa con xin cảm tạ ơn Thầy. 

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy thân tâm an tịnh. 

  22. Ralph says:

    Wow!!!  Again, deepest gratitude for this article.  I enjoyed reading it on a rainy afternoon, too.

  23. Aman Prakash says:

    Dear guru

    Very humble thanks for this article. The spactacles of ignorance always with us. We know ,it will harm us but continue to do it. I have not to wear lens but to fix retina. I know it will take time. But little by little I will do. Sometimes we always do some work which has no reason to be done. It may be cause “distracted mind”.

    Thank you to be guru like you.

    May all sensient being know their true nature.

    Om Mani padme hum

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Aman Prakash sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì đã cho con được đọc bài viết này. Chúng con luôn sống trong vô minh. Chúng con biết điều đó làm tổn hại đến chúng con nhưng chúng con vẫn chìm trong vô minh. Con không phải đeo kính nhưng con cần phải sửa võng mạc để nhìn nhận mọi việc đúng đắn. Con hiểu rằng để làm được việc này, con cần có thời gian điều chỉnh. Nhưng dần dần con tin mình sẽ làm được. Đôi khi chúng con thường làm những việc vô bổ và không có mục tiêu rõ rằng. Bởi vì chúng con buông lung, xao nhãng tâm trí.

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì Thầy đã từ bi mà trở thành vị Đạo sư chân chính, chỉ dạy chúng con.

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh nhận ra được chân tâm.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.

  24. Tink Clarence hamm says:

    Dear respected Gura

    I feel for you on the vision, I am nearly deaf, yet I easily hear evil about me. I somehow feel spiritual myopia  is helped or mostly preventable if your surrounded by good spiritual friends. It’s difficult in large cities to not experience spiritual myopia, it’s all around, one has to shut up in mid-sentence and take a deep breath to speak with kindness and care and push away negativity. Your a awesome good  man to take  your many words of wisdom from

    Thank you

    And thank you for the time you spend to deliver wisdom through a story to catch our attention

    Your friend and follower

    Tink Clarence hamm

  25. Sonam Tshering says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you so much for generously sharing this article.

    May all sentient beings be liberated soon from the samsara.

    Om Mani Padme Hunh

    • Nguyên Thành says:

      Good. Please read more to enrich knowledge and have right view

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Sonam Tshering sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì Thầy đã từ bi cho con được đọc bài viết này. 

      Con cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh sớm thoát khỏi khổ đau ta bà. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

  26. Ignacio Sanchez Gentile says:

    Dear Guru.

    I learn wisely today.

    Thank you.

  27. Tantra Haramitra says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    I am Tantra Haramitra

    I thank you for your beautiful words. We so often look at the world as we want to see it and not using the lenses that the Dharma provides for us.

    This fault causes the wrong view and caused us to loose our way. Once we use the correct lenses we find the correct path again.

    Your guidance places us back on this path and ensures that we see the beauty around us in it’s true light.

    May you continue to have good health and the best lenses for the benefit of all sentient beings

    Om mani padme hum

    • Kính bạch Thầy con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Haramitra sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý! 

      Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì những lời dạy sâu sắc trong bài viết này. Chúng con thường nhìn thế giới này theo tâm mong cầu của chúng con mà chúng con không dùng lăng kính chánh pháp để thấu thị mọi sự vật hiện tượng. 

      Chính điều này đã gây ra tà kiến và làm chúng con đi lệch quỹ đạo chánh pháp. Khi chúng con có được cặp kính chánh pháp Phật đà thì chúng con mới quay về quỹ đạo chánh pháp. Chính sự chỉ dạy,  hướng dẫn của Thầy đã giúp chúng con đi đúng theo quỹ đạo chánh pháp và giúp chúng con nhìn thấy được vẻ đẹp của mọi sự vật hiện tượng xung quanh chúng con bằng ánh sáng chánh pháp. 

      Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy để Thầy ban cho chúng sanh những cặp kính chánh pháp nhằm mang lại lợi lạc cho hữu tình. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

  28. Crystal says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    Thank you for this wonderful article and reminding myself to get my spiritual eyes checked. Spiritual short sidedness is a problem I personally sometimes suffer from, but with continued practice I can free myself of this.

  29. Luiz Carlos Comenale says:

    Gratitude  for sharing and teaching.

    whether for the benefit of all beings.


    _/\_ Tashi Delek…

  30. Denise Latremouille says:

    Dear holy Guru. Thank you once again for your message. It came at an excellent t time for me. With the greatest respect Denise Latremouille

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Denise Latremouille sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý! 

      Một lần nữa,  con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì những lời dạy của Thầy.  Những lời dạy này của Thầy đến với con đúng thời điểm con cần nhất ạ. 

      Con đảnh lễ Thầy! 

      Con – Denise Latremouille. 

  31. Ashu Shah says:

    My eye sight is also not very good, and my spiritual eye sight is quite blurry 🙂 But it is more clear than it was yesterday!  And more clear than the day before that!  I am still a beginner in my Dharma but I already am seeing big difference.  Blessings to all.

  32. Dr.Aucharmal L.Y. student of History says:

    Respected Guru

    Thank you for teaching about Sammyak Drushti,the right vision.very man has two visions long vision and shortvision. It got changes as per growing age, at the declined age his long sight become weak and he can not see long distance object , not properly visualize the object. It is generally about life changes.

    But there are  shortsightedness among peoles people those who are in samsara behave with selfcentric , they are under the impact of six Mara and suffer from various reasons. But those who have long vision can see beyond the situations, can see or guessing beyond the obstacles, with the help of meditations. Can increase the capabilities to see beyond the materialistic world with the help of Spiritual visions. Aniruddh a great disciple of Buddha was actually Blind with his both of eyes but he developed his spiritual vision ,Divyadrushti  with wisdom and long vision. The selfish man can not see at far vision

    Buddha in Sarangama Sutta nicely examplified with various examples about the VISION.

    Thank you so much.


  33. Mark Hamilton says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for this article.  How we continue to be so ignorant is almost funny. May we all find wisdom and compassion.

  34. Dareking says:

    Thanks so much Lovely guru for this great article on wisdom

  35. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý!

    Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì đã viết bài viết tuyệt vời này về trí tuệ Phật đà.

  36. Rachel says:

    Dear Guru, thank you for sharing your wisdom, we are all very lucky to have our sight to see beautiful views & sights, also our perception is something we can change, instead of complaining we should be understanding that we must be patient & grateful, the world is in such a hurry, yet if we just felt more calm we could enjoy the world more! Thank you wise Guru for your words today, Rachel Thomson

  37. Ashok Kate says:

    Dear Violet Tran,

    The article above is written very well. The sake of people are as good as the night.
    Dermato Dhamma has been said to be a very easy way. The law of the patient, the example of the patient, has given a detailed description of the Both Defense.
    What is the mind, but the mind is the result of the combined chain of sensation, reminder, spirit, good, awareness, thought, sleep, sleep .Your hearty congratulations and greetings about this beautiful article, thanks, Buddh Namami!


    Athadassi /Ashok

  38. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con đọc bài viết trí tuệ này. Chúng con đều rất may mắn khi chúng con có được chánh kiến để nhìn ngắm những cảnh đẹp và chúng con có thể thay đổi được nhận thức của mình. Thay vì cứ phàn nàn về những điều xung quanh, chúng con nên hiểu rằng chúng con nên kiên nhẫn và sống biết ơn. Thế giới đang quay cuồng trong sự bận rộn, hối hả nhưng nếu chúng con biết nhìn nhận sự việc và sống điềm tĩnh hơn, chúng con có thể hân thưởng cuộc sống nhiều hơn.

    Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì những lời dạy trí tuệ.

    Con Rachel Thomson.


  39. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    Most of us including are suffering from the spiritual myopia which leads us to have wrong views and beliefs about the world and other people.

    This can lead to us making negative karma with our thoughts.

    We need the good spiritual eye physicians like the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to correct our wrong views so that we think and act with Right View and see and understand the world as it really is.

    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)

  40. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    Thank you for explaining about spiritual short-sightedness (ignorance).

    When we become aware of our spiritual short-sightedness then we should get good prescription and good eyeglasses (Dharma and Dharma practice methods) from a qualified eye doctor (kalyanamitra).

    Emptiness and impermanence are the nature of reality, most people do not see reality as it is but as Buddhist practitioners we should constantly practice mindfulness and have Right View.

    May Mat Tinh Phap overcome 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 well and live long for the benefit of all beings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)

  41. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    Rereading this article again this time I have a different perspective on it.

    I am myself wearing the eyeglasses since childhood so I am knowing the experience of short-sightedness.

    Similar as most eyeglass wearers were born with perfect eyesight and gradually lost vision from natural and external conditions eg. watching too much TV, we all have pure Buddha mind at the beginning but gradually because of external conditions eg. negative cultural influences and bad friends our mind gets muddled and we get caught up with the eight worldly winds causing us to see the world unclearly.

    Having spiritual short-sightedness can also possibly lead to depression and over-procrastination as we are unsure of life purpose.

    The solution to spiritual-shortedsightedness is to get the good ‘spiritual eyeglasses’ from a qualified eye physician (ophthalmologist).

    The best eye physician is Lord Buddha and he has provided excellent spiritual eyeglasses of the Buddhist teachings.

    Through learning such Buddhist teachings as mindfulness, the Four Noble Truths, Right View, the Law of Cause and Effect, our spiritual short-sightedness will gradually decrease and we will grow our spiritual sight of inner wisdom and have pure Buddha mind.

    Guru has refined practices from Buddhist teachings into six spiritual practice methods collectively known as Pure Mind Yoga, which are the portable and comfortable spiritual eyeglasses ideal for busy people in this modern age.

    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)


  42. Pankaj kumar giri says:

    Dear Guru my name is Pankaj kumar giri, thanks a lot for the beautiful post. Thanks a lot for sharing your time for us. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  43. Prince saliu Abdulmumin says:

    Dear guru

    Thank you for generously sharing this article.

    May God give us wisdom to understand and work with the words of the article.

    May guru live long and have good health for the sake of beings.

    May beings be free from suffering and have enlightenment

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      No, we are Buddhist so we are over God. I think He isnt imfortant for liberation!

  44. Saliu Abdulmumin says:

    Thanks for your teaching.

  45. Tena says:

    Dear Guru, Thank you for your article on spiritual myopia. Inclusion of basic instruction by you will improve my sight. I will reread this article so that I may understand it even better.

  46. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:

    Holy Guru,

    I bow my head before your lotus feet!! Thank you for sharing “The Spiritual Myopia.” This is a very interesting article and I like your analogy. I can easily relate to this article and your analogy because I myself am nearsighted. Not only in my eyesight but also spiritually. Sometimes I feel like my whole life has been programmed to only see what is in front of my face just like with myopia. Luckily, I have been given the “new glasses” of your teachings to reprogram the way I look at my life and the world around me. I can now begin to start seeing beyond the tip of my nose. What a wonderful thing!!! This would not be possible without your great compassion and loving-kindness towards all sentient beings. Your great bodhicitta is truly an inspiration and pushes me to strive for more. I am deeply grateful for the wisdom and guidance you share with us. Thank you!

    Mat Dieu Hang,

    I rejoice in reading your English translation. Your right effort helps to spread the teachings of Pure Mind Yoga invented by our great Guru! May all of your legitimate wishes be granted within the right orbit of Dharma.

    May our Guru and his consort 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

  47. Sudhir sud says:

    Dear Holy Guru ji
    Thanks a lot for such a knowledgeable article on viewing the things in different ways .If someone sees blurred images he can set right the viewing by opting for spects or lense or by surgery.But if some one wants to see things in positive manner for the benefit of humanity orfor the betterment of universe he needs the adopatibilty of advise of a Guru or adopt ways of Dharma or adopt to follow the Teachings of Buddha

  48. Tantra Mitsharuma (Petra) says:

    Dear Holy Guru. I thank you for the article. I am grateful for the lesson
    May Guru be in good health and be blessed and peaceful
    May all sentient beings be free from harm and suffering

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  49. Chukwugozie Maduka says:

    Dear Holy Guru,
    It is most delightful to read through this discourse on Spiritual Myopia.May Buddha direct me to overcome Spiritual Myopia through the lens of the right gold path and under your illustrious guidance.
    Namo Buddhaya
    Professor (Barrister) Chukwugozie Maduka
    Benin City

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