Oct 20, 2020

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Letter from America: A story about my live

Letter from America: Can This Really Be??

Tantra  Pramitdhita

Hello,  my  name  is  Tantra  Pramitdhita  and  I  would  like  to  tell  you  a  little  story about  my  journey  thus  far.  You  could  say  that  most  of  may  journey  has  been  anything  but  “smooth  sailing”  so  to  speak.  Before  learning  of  Buddhism  I  was  a  very  selfish  and very  self-centered/self-absorbed  individual.  I  was  always  at  war  internally  and  with  others because  I  didn’t  like  the  person  I  was,  although  I  didn ‘t  know  this  at  the  time.  Nor  did  I care  to  understand.  So  I  projected  my  hate  onto  others  for  various  reasons  such  as:  the  color  of  their  skin,  the  type  of  music  they  enjoyed  listening  to,  they  way  they  dressed and  so  on.  I  always  thought  I  was  a  good  person  because  I  tried  to  be  as  honest  as  I  could  (even  though  I  was  never  honest  with  myself),  I  was  loyal,  and  I  would  not  steal from  others,  or  so  I  thought.  I  may  have  not  stolen  material  items   however,  after  further  reflection  I  stole  something  more  important.  I  feed  off  of  the  happiness  of  others and  turned  them  bitter,  I  took  their  confidence  and  I  left  them  feeling  weak  so  that  I  may   feel  strong,  If  I  thought  that  I  was  smarter  than  you,  I  made  sure  you  knew  as  well  (I  thought  I  was  smarter  than  everyone).   I  was  very  much  blind,  egotistical  and  a monster!  Wouldn’t  you  say?  Something  I  forgot  to  mention  is  that  I  had  no  real  faith  in anything,  I  had  no  real  sense  of  spirituality  to  speak  of  and  I  was  deeply  involved  in abusing  drugs.  My  favorite  drug  was  methamphetamine  (meth).

So,  as  you  can  imagine,  my  life  was  a  constant  spiral  of  chaos  and self  inflicted  destruction.  Because  of  my  addiction  and  lack  of  any  spirituality,  I  made  plenty  of  bad  decisions.  I  lost  many  cars,  homes,  personal  possessions,  but  most  importantly,  I lost  myself  and  the  ability  to  show  anyone  compassion  and  understanding.

Because  of  the  lifestyle  I  chose  to  live,  I  was  a frequent  resident  of  my  local  county  jail  and  I  even  had  to  serve  time  at  a  state  prison.  This  is  not  something  that  I  am  proud  of  however,  it  is  a  part  of  my  journey  and  should  be  mentioned  here.  The  last  time  I  went  to  jail  was  on  November  13th 2018. I  had  to  serve  a ten  month  sentence  for  a  probation  violation.  A  petition  to  revoke  my  probation  was  filed  by  my  probation  officer  because  I refused  to  follow  the rules  and regulations  set  forth  by  a  judge.  I  was  supposed to  attend  monthly  meetings  with  my  probation  officer,  stay  out  of  any  trouble  and  abstain  from  any  drug  use.   I  thought  that  I  could  hide  my  drug  use  so  I   made  my  monthly  meetings  in  the  beginning  until  one  day  he  decided  to  administer  a  surprise  drug  test.  Obviosly  I  failed  so  I  was  instructed  to  meet  my  probation  officer  twice  a  month  instead  of  once  a  month.  I knew  this  was  not  a  good  sign  but  I  didn’t  care,  I  was  going  to  continue  doing  what  I  wanted  to  do.  I  made  a few  of  his  bi-weekly appointments  until  I  failed  another  drug  test,  at  that  point  I decided  to stop  going  all together  and  after  one  or  two  months,  the  petition  was  granted  and  I  received  a letter  in  the  mail  with  a court  date  and  I  knew  what  was  next  because  this  was  all  too  familiar,  I  would  be  going  back  to  jail.

Deep  inside  I  knew  this  is  what  I  needed,  this  was  the  only  way  I  could  make  any  real  change  but,  I  didn’t  know  how  to  do  it  by  myself.  I  signed  up  for  a  program  within  the  jail  called  Moral  Reconition  Therepy  (M.R.T.)  at  the  recomendation  of  the  judge.  The  main  objective  of  M.R.T.  was  to  change  the  beliefs,  behaviors,  and  attitudes  of  it’s  participants.  After  a  few  months,  we  were  introduced  to  meditation  and  at  first,  I  didn’t  like  it  at  all  and  we  were  made  to  do  it  everyday  for  fifteen minutes.  So,  initially  I  sat there  with  my  eyes  closed  wishing  someone  would  call  time  to  end.  Time  seemed  to just  stop  and  it  felt  like  the  session  was  never  going  to  be  over.  Eventually  I  decided  that  if  I  had  to  sit,  I  might  as  well  reflect   on  something  and  so  I  did.  I  reflected   on  my  life  and  the  patterns  within.  I also  reflected  on  the  one  thing  missing  from  my  life,  spiritualty!  After  a  while  I  began  to  like  the  sessions  of  meditation  and  I started  looking  forward  to  them.  This  is  when  things  seemed  to  start  coming  together.  It  was  like  the  Buddha  found  me  before  I  even  knew  who  he  was.

About  five  months  into  my  sentence  I  was  told  that  I  should  look  into  buddhism  so  I  asked  my  family  if  they  would  find  some  books  on  Amazon  and  send  them  to  the  jail.  I  began  to  read  and  I  liked  what  I  was  learning.  Although,  a  lot  of  things  didn’t  make  sense  to  me .  The  terminology  was  completely  foreign  to  me  and  reminded  me  of  trying  to  learn  a  new  language.  To  be  honest,  I  had  trouble  trying  to  grasp  the  concept  as  well,  as  this  was  a  lifestyle  I  was  not  accustomed  too.  After  reading  eight  or  nine  different  books  I  still  felt  like  something  was  missing  but  I  had  no  clue  what  it  was.

I  was  released  from  jail  on  September 8th 2019  and  I  immediately  started  searching  for  and  joining  Buddhist  groups  on  Facebook.  They  all  seemed  to  be  of  no  help  until  one  day  Dharma  brother  Mat  Dieu  Hang  sent  me  a  message  and  we  began  to talk.  She  then  introduced me  to  chanhtuduy.com   and  I  have  now  been  reading/commenting  for  a  little  over  one  year.  I  finally  found  the  missing  piece  to  my  puzzle!!  All  this  time  I  was  missing  the  guidance, wisdom,  compassion  and  understanding  of  a  truly  great  Guru!!!!

After  reading/commenting  on  chanhtuduy.com  I  have  gained  much  success  in  life.  I  am  in  a  better  state  of  mind  mentally  and  spiritually,  I  now  work  at  a  really  good  local  factory  with  good  insurance  and  a  retirement  plan  only  15  minutes  from  the town  I  live  in,  I have  a nice  car,  I  have  received  a  second  chance  from  people  and  places  that  I  should  not  have,  I  have  custody  of  my  7  year  daughter  and  I  am  raising  her  by  myself  (She  was  living  with  her  grandparents  while  I  was  in  jail  and  I  have  had  to  fight  to  get  her  back),  I  just  bought  her  and  I  a  place  to  live  on October 1st 2020  and  I  get  the  chance  to speak  with  Guru  regularly.  None  of  this  would  be  possible  without  blessings  from  Avalokiteshvara  through  the  transmission  bridge  of  Guru.  I  am  very  grateful  to  have  someone  such  as  yourself  to  guide  and  teach  me.  Thank you!!!

my  7  year  daughter

Tantra  Pramitdhita

May  Guru  have  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


Vietnamese version: Thư Mỹ quốc: CÂU CHUYỆN ĐỜI TÔI

  1. Cao Diệu Nhất Nguyên
    Cao Diệu Nhất Nguyên says:

    Dear Tantra Pramitdhita,

    I’m deeply touched by your article. I’m happy that you have received a second life — a good job, a nice car, and a place for your family. I pray that you will continue to achieve all rightful wishes.

    I’m happy that you have found a Guru to guide and teach you on your paths. Just like you, I have found that learning about spirituality can be as challenging as learning a new language. Luckily, a compassionate and wise Guru will help us understand, then practice and apply the knowledge.

    I remember the analogy, that even a thousand-year-old dark room can be illuminated by a single candle. No matter how many bad decisions in this life and the previous lives we have made, Dharma will enlighten us if we allow that candle to be lit up. I pray that all sentient beings will attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May the Covid-19 pandemic will soon be over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  2. Tantra Amashuta says:

    Dear holy Guru,
    Thank you for sharing this letter.i have many similarities to where Tantra Pramidhita. I to am from the untied States. I to was lost with no love or spiritual direction. I did not suffer drug use but was also a person who thought I was good until I realized all of the negativity and manipulation I used. Being introduced to chantuddy.com had been a life change for me. Guru you have guided me, my life, my spirituality, and my focus completely. I’m no longer self centered and much more aware of the impact I have on those I come in contact with. I am far from perfect but when I recognize negative behavior I correct it immediately. Thank you again for sharing this letter and all of your knowledge and protection. Om Mani padme hum.
    May guru live long and healthy for all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings be guided to lessons from guru.
    May all sentient beings be free from suffering.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      I am glad that you have seen it as a life-changing milestone and there have been positive changes in your life. May you practice diligently and fulfil legitimate wishes.

  3. Cao Diệu Mật Từ says:

    Dear Tantra Pramitdhita,
    Thank you for your sharing. I am so impressed and touched by the story of your life, not only by the details of it but more about the way you have miraculously changed since you started to learn from Guru’s teachings. That reminds me a popular teaching and an article of Guru that said “mind transformation is the most miraculous achievement”. The Buddha also mentioned that “Winning over thousands of troops cannot be compared to winning your own self”. You have bravely and genuinely reflected on yourself and recognized how it was and how it has changed. There is one saying that said “A leopard can’t change his spots” which indicates how difficult it is for a person to make his character, especially if it is bad, it will not change even if the person pretend that it will. But we, disciples and students of Song Nguyen Tantra House, by our own experiences, have proved that Guru has made that extraordinarily hard mission to be completed. Guru has inspired us by his teachings, the way he addressed his teachings and how we haven been reflecting on ourselves continuously by his skillful and flexible methods. I am glad that you have seen positive changes in your life, not only in your life such as a good job, car, house or your daughter with you, but also your state of mind that is now full of blessings from Guru and Avalokiteshvara after you have connected with Guru and diligently grow your devotion to Guru. May you practice Dharma diligently and fulfill all your legitimate wishes.
    May Guru have a long and healthy life for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of the Buddha’s nature.
    Om mani padme hum.

  4. Mật Khánh Thảo says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!
    Con đã đọc xong bài rồi ạ. Con hoan hỷ khi được đọc bài viết của bạn đọc Tantra Pramitdhita.
    Con vô cùng xúc động và hoan hỷ với những hanh thông mà bạn đọc Tantra Pramitdhita đã đạt được khi có ơn phước được hạnh ngộ vị Thầy.
    Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho sức khoẻ và sự trường thọ của vị Thầy vì sự nghiệp hoằng dương Chánh pháp.
    Cầu nguyện cho tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc Phật tánh.
    Cầu nguyện cho dịch bệnh Covid 19 sớm được tiêu trừ.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  5. Mật Ngữ says:

    Dear Tantra Pramitdhita.
    Congratulations to Tantra Pramitdhita for a better life and spiritual change after reading / commenting on chanhtuduy.com.
    I pray for the health and longevity of Guru for the sake of all sentient beings.
    I pray that all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature.
    I pray for the Coronavirus disease soon to be eradicated.

  6. Mật Diễm says:

    Dear Guru,
    I have read this article ,
    I delighted with the spectacular change of Tantra Pramitdhita to the thanks good fortune to know the website chanhtuduy.com through the Guru transport channel.
    I pray for the health and longevity of Guru for the sake of all sentient being,
    I pray for the Coronavirus disease soon over,
    I pray that all sentient being attain the happiness of Buddha nature,
    OM AH HUM.

  7. Mật Huệ Bích (8 tuổi) says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have read the whole article,

    Thank you Guru,

    I pray for the health and longevity of Guru for the sake of all sentient being,

    I pray for the Coronavirus disease soon over,

    I pray that all sentient being attain the happiness of Buddha nature,

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  8. Mật Chi says:

    Dear Guru
    I Rejoice when reading this article.
    I Rejoice when the Tantra Pranitdhita has a positive change in life, in awareness.
    I pray for Guru health and longevity.
    Pray for the corona epidemic soon to be spent.
    Om mani pedme hum

  9. Mật Phê Rô says:

    Dear Guru!
    I have read article.
    I feel learn Thanh Tri Yoga really is benefit.
    Pray Guru good health, live long because benefit of all beings.
    Pray covid 19 end.
    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  10. Mật Tú Viên says:

    Dear Tantra Pramitdhita!

    I have read your article and I am glad to know that after a period of crisis, your life is getting better now. I am happy to know that you have come to Buddhism, especially you have read and commented on chanhtuduy.com of Guru. It is an opportunity to make your life better not only in this life but also in future lives.
    Thank you for writing this article.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the Covid 19 pandemic will be soon over.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  11. paul yawney says:

    Dear Holy Guru, Thank you for sharing Tantra Pramiphita`s Letter. I can empathize with him as my past is similar in many ways. I as well started following Guru`s direction and advice. All
    changes in me have been possible. Thank you Holy Guru. May Holy guru and consort live a long happy Life. OM MANI PADME HUM.
    Tantra Himataru.

  12. Felicia says:

    Dear Tantra Pramitdhita,

    Thank you for sharing your very personal and moving story. For such a young man you have had so many experiences! I’m glad that your journey has led you to this lifestyle. I grew up in a household where my father was a self-proclaimed atheist and my mother is a Buddhist. I’ve explored many paths of spirituality and some religions and I find great comfort here as well. Like you I find some of the words and some of the concepts challenging but with each reading from Guru I attain a little bit more understanding and knowledge.

    My best regards,
    Felicia

    • Tantra Shadhita says:

      Dear Tantra Pramitdhita, Thank you for sharing your journey. What a complete turn you’ve made! May many more blessings come from your dharma practice.

      Dear Guru, many thanks to you,as well, for being such a wonderful guide to your students. I know I have so much to learn and understand yet. Your articles are something I count as very precious.
      Om Mani Padme Hum

  13. Tantra Aradhana says:

    Thank you so much Guru
    What a very touching and sad life this person with such a happy happy ending and to have such help from being in prison to lead to duddha and then you Guru just so beautiful to be me and to see how it hep this young gentleman I so so grateful to see and read this so happy for buddha and you as well Guru

    Thank you again

  14. Venessa says:

    Wauw what a story! I really can relate my own past life to this story. It was exactly how I was when I was active in my addiction life for long time now. I been sober for over 8 years now.
    Thank you so much Guru for sharing this article!

  15. Cao Diệu Chánh Tấn says:

    Dear Tantra Pramitdhita!
    I am delighted to read this article. Thank you for sharing your journey. It is a truly inspiring story, which affirmed that by practicing Dharma, following holy Guru’s guidance to apply Buddha’s teaching into real life, we can be able to achieve inner happiness, achieving success in our work and being at ease on the path to enlightenment. I am happy with your achievement so far. Your story is a true example to prove that by diligently practicing Dharma, relying on holy Guru’s teaching, anyone can have a happy and fulfilled life through looking back at ourselves, correcting our mistakes and nurturing Guru devotion. Thank you again for sharing your touching story.
    May holy Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May Tantra Pramitdhita get joyful and successful on the path to enlightenment.
    May the epidemic of Covid-19 come to end soon.
    May all sentient beings avoid the flood disaster. All difficulties will be overcome soon.
    Om ah hum.

    • Tantra Upashiti says:

      Dear Tantra Pramadhita,

      I can relate to your story. I was never incarcerated, but I did fight with addiction. Your story is an uplifting and inspiration to me. Thank you so much for sharing.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.

  16. Mật Mai says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy !
    Con đã đọc bài viết này rồi ạ.
    Con hoan hỷ với những dòng chia sẽ về những hanh thông và sự thay đổi của bản thân sau thời gian đạo hữu Tantra Pramitdhita với duyên lành được hạnh ngộ vị Thầy.
    Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy vì lợi lạc chúng sanh.
    Cầu nguyện cho dịch bệnh Covid 19 sớm được tiêu trừ. Om Mani Padme Hum!

  17. Mật Hữu Tâm says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy
    Con đã đọc bài viết này rồi ạ
    Con rất hoan hỷ và cảm niệm những dòng chia sẻ của đạo hữu Tantra Pramitdhita thật là sâu sắc và lợi lạc. Qua những lời chia sẻ của đạo hữu cho thấy nhờ ơn phước công hạnh,và sự gia hộ của vị Thầy mà đạo hữu Tantra Pramitdhita đã được công việc ổn định, và sự hanh thông trên cõi ta bà này,
    Con thành tâm cầu nguyện sự trường thọ của vị Thầy vì lợi lạc cho tất cả chúng sanh ạ.
    Con cầu nguyện cho dịch bệnh Covid 19 mau chóng được tiêu trừ.
    Con cầu nguyện cho tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc của Phật tánh.
    Om Mani Padem Hum

  18. Cao Diệu Nhuận Quang says:

    Dear Holy Guru!

    I am very happy to read the letter from America: “A story about my life”. I am happy that Tantra Pramitdhita has a second life after a few months of reading/commenting on chanhtuduy.com. Now he has gained much success in life: a nice car, a good job, and a place with family. I would like to send my congratulation to Tantra Pramitdhita. I would like to express my gratitude for your teaching us.

    May you live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May Tantra Pramitdhita have good health and make progress on the path to enlightenment
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the pandemic Covid-19 come to soon over.
    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  19. Mad Parrot says:

    John F Kennedy once said
    We must stop and find time to thank the people who make a difference in our lifes

    I have read your wise words and see myself where you once were
    THANK YOU

  20. Admin
    Cao Diệu Diệu Hằng says:

    Dear Tantra Pramitdhita,
    I was touched by the story of your life. I am happy to know that you have found out the key and most important factor on the path of liberation. It is Guru who is always with us to help us the methods to get the unlimited blessings from Yidam. Without Guru’s guidance and his wisdom and Bodhicitta, we get nothing on the path of the enlightenment eventhough we have tried our best to practice dharma for a long time.
    From your case, I believe strongly that the devotion to Guru and the faith in him is like the wish fulfilling jewel as the saying it goes “The guru is like a wish-fulfilling jewel granting all the qualities of realization, a father and mother giving their love equally to all sentient beings, a great river of compassion, a mountain rising above worldly concerns unshaken by the winds of emotion, and a great cloud with rain to soothe the torments of the passions. In brief, he is the equal of all the buddhas. To make any connect with him, whether through seeing him, hearing his voice, remembering him, or being touched by his hand, will lead us to liberation. To have full confidence in him is the sure way to progress toward enlightenment. The warmth of his wisdom and compassion will melt the ore of our being and release the gold of the buddha-nature within. ” (a quote from Wish-Fulfilling Jewel: Practice of Guru Yoga by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche)
    Thank you so much for your sharing.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May Tantra Pramitdhita get all your righteous wishes due to your diligence in dharma and your pure devotion to Guru.
    May covid 19 pandemic come to an end soon.
    May Vietnam avoid the flooding disaster and overcome all difficulties and obstacles.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature.
    Om mani padme hum.

  21. Mật Đức says:

    Dear holy Guru
    I have read the article.
    Thanks so much Tantra Pramitdhita for sharing this article .
    From Tantra Pramitdhita sharing proves the magic and great benefits of Chanhtuduy.com. Great merit from the Guru for teaching.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May Tantra Pramitdhita 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.
    OM MANI PADME HUM

  22. Mật Phước says:

    Dear Guru,
    I have read letter from Armerica.
    I would like to express my congratulation to Tantra Pramitdhita, for his Wonderful life change after reading/commenting on Chanhtuduy.com .
    May Guru have good health and longevity for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May the covid 19 pandemic be soon over.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  23. Mật Thiệu says:

    Dear Guru!
    I am delighted to read the letter from America : A Story About My Live.
    I am happy that Tantra Pramitdhita has received a second life after reading / commenting on Chanhtuduy.com.
    Thank you Tantra Pramitdhita for sharing this article.
    May Guru have good heath and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May Tantra Pramitdhita is successful in life.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May covid – 19 pandemic be soon over.
    Om mani padme hum.

  24. Mật Hồng Thức says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have read the article of the Tantra Pramitdhita.

    I rejoice with his positive changes, having a better life thanks to chance approaching Chanhtuduy.com, learning the Dharma.

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

    Pray for the Coronavirus pandemic to be eliminated soon.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  25. Mật Tuấn Giác says:

    Kính bạch Thầy.
    Con hoan hỷ khi đọc bài viết này rồi, hoan hỷ với đạo hữu Tantra Pramitdhita đã tìm thấy hạnh phúc thật sự khi tiếp cận chanhtuduy, đã thay đổi thành người tốt hơn.
    Con cầu nguyện cho vị Thầy luôn khỏe mạnh vì sự nghiệp hoằng dương chánh pháp.
    Con cầu nguyện cho virut corona sớm được tiêu trừ.
    Om mani padme hum.

  26. Ye shi says:

    Hello boss it’s heart touching story but you cloud attend the second life as normal life. Obviously right that most of the people get depression due to the more thinking. Share the commendation to all that,don’t drink or get addicted becasue of such incident. Instead we have to make our mind string.

  27. Mật Hồng Liên says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy
    Bài này con đã đọc rồi ạ
    Con xin hoan hỷ với những chia sẻ và sự thay đổi tích cực của đạo hữu Tantra Pramitdhita
    Con xin cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy vì lợi lạc của chúng sanh
    Cầu nguyện cho tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc của Phật tánh
    Cầu nguyện cho dịch bệnh covid 19 sớm được
    Om mani padme hum

  28. Sonam Tshering says:

    Dear guru,
    Thank you for helping every living being like that. He got totally different life and i m sure the credit goes to guru.
    You are so amazing that everyone can believe you and transform them from evil deeds.

    I really appreciate the writer for your effort to change your life. It is very inspiring.

    Thank you for sharing.
    🙏🙏🙏

    May all sentient beings get free from sufferings.
    Om Mane Pedme Hung…

  29. Tantra Midhita says:

    Dear Tantra Pramitdhita,

    You may not know me, but I am inspired by your story.
    You have rose up like a flower in mud.
    May your path continue in a fortuitous manner.
    Drugs were also a vice of mine.
    I am learning to reflect more on my challenges and how I brought myself to face them.

    Your courage has reminded me there is always time to change our ways.

    May blessings be upon the world and peace for the beings.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  30. Charles Wentland says:

    Dear Holy Guru
    Tantra’s testimony shows the power of devoting yourself to the study of buddhism. Tantra was able to meditate andgain insight into his past life. He was angry and enjoying destoying others, but he was harming himself more and suffering the consequences. It is a credit to the prison system for offering a meditation practice and a credit to Tantra for being able to turn himself around through finally taking this practice seriously.
    May Guru have long healthy life May all sentient beings seek happiness of Buddah nature
    May Covid 19 end soon
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  31. Tantra Upashiti says:

    Dear Tantra Pramadhita,

    I can relate to your story. I was never incarcerated, but I did fight with addiction. Your story is an uplifting and inspiration to me. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  32. Carla says:

    I live in a country called Cape Verde in Africa.
    In fact, it is the westernmost country in Africa and the place, due to it’s geographical location, where the most violent hurricanes that hit the US and the Caribbean are formed.
    I was raised as a Christian. I’ve done a lot of extensive travellingin my lifetime.
    I am highly educated academically, but neverdid much with all the titles I have.
    I have a management job ina company that does not value its workers and it seems like it’s a test of how much frustration I can take before quitting it. But work for a 52 year old in pandemic times in a tiny country and in an even tinier island is not easy. So my frustration test is part of a daily routine.
    I started looking for more answers regarding my faith. I joined a Buddhism group on facebook, google many texts and it becomes ever more interesting and making sense.
    Ididn’t know how to meditate, so I downloaded an app and, I am using it regularly. I found a virtual friend from the group that supports me, patiently answers my questions, sends me texts, clarifies my doubts.
    In the way I know too well, decided to take an online course on Buddhism. Only to be frustrated, as it is a tiny bit more consistent than my google searches.
    But in a culture where there aren’t practically any Buddhists, no bookstores where to buy information, and the public library has nothing on the subject, these texts and my online friend have been great inspirations.
    This text was very interesting to me. I identified with the author in his search for a new light.
    I look after my elderly, sick parents and the journey of looking after them, was the trigger that I needed a new outlook in life. And I continue to search.
    I thank my online fiend so much. As she is guiding me and teaching me and I am sure, she has no clue what a spiritual journey I am in and look forward to continue.

  33. Ashok Verma says:

    Thanks a lot for such knowledgeable Article

  34. Vivek S says:

    One of the best articles I have read here. So thought provoking and inspiring. It’s the nature of life that some things are only learned after certain experiences. What matters the most here is how he transformed his life through those experiences.
    Let the Guru live long and all the sentinel beings have the peacefulness and calmness of Buddha.

  35. Tantra Mashinaga says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article from our brother. I am so happy that he found our Guru and life has changed for the better. I too found Buddhism before I met my Guru but through the Guru’s teachings and through his love and compassion,I am a much happier person. Before I met my Guru I hated my job. I wanted to quit. Now I am content with the life I have.

    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)

  36. Carmen says:

    Dear Tantra Pramidhita
    Thank you for share with us your inspiring life story.I am glad that you find the way for better and spiritual life
    I thank Guru for sharing this personal experience in understanding and applying the Buddhist philosophy

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Yes, I am too! I ‘m gad to read a personal life about T. Pramidhita! It touched my heart and I think it is not just a group of sentences, or it is his heart and soul! I think there’s no point in saying about the past because he have found the way for better!

  37. Dr.shankar jadhav says:

    Resp,
    Holly Guru
    I read that article …it’s nice
    Explain the journey…..it’s very helping to others….
    Its really nice one…
    THX
    SADHU SADHU SADHU

  38. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear honorable guru,

    Thank you so much for sharing this letter with us, I really enjoyed reading this letter and the story of Tantra pramidhita, also I’m so happy that he finally find his true passion and true path in life, such a motivational story to read, 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 padame hum

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