Jan 29, 2021

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Letter from Thai Nguyen: THE DHARMA SPRING ( Thư Thái Nguyên : Xuân chánh pháp)

“Spring, spring, spring has come…” the lyrics of one legendary song for the spring is running through my mind on the way to work which makes me feel warm and excited. The memory has just flashed back as if it was just yesterday.
One year ago, my husband and I were blessed to meet Guru in Thai Nguyen city. On that occasion, Guru promised there would be a Dharma gathering with lectures in Thai Nguyen some day in the future. I believed that day would come soon as everything that was said by Guru all came true. That time, we were honored to have Guru visit our home. Even though it was not completed and temporarily in a mess, Guru was still glad for us to have a stable “roof” for our own.

Spring, spring, spring has come…

It was an amazing surprise when I got to know that Guru was going to give us a Dharma teaching at Koi café in Thai Nguyen city. I admire Guru’s considerate and careful plan though this is the second time Guru has visited this city. The café is located in an ideal position where it is both spacious, airy, and equipped with a convenient parking area. The conference room on the 2nd floor is surrounded by glass which allows us to enjoy the magnificent landscape outside, with lots of colorful decorative lights. The weather in the north has been very cold recently, it was surprising that the weather became warm and comfortable on the day Guru arrived.

We (Mat Hoang Nhu – Mat Dinh Kien) were honored to have Guru visit our home

Thai Nguyen city from above

Koi café

While I was dwelling on my train of thought, Guru entered the room. We all stood up to greet Guru. Guru let us know the reason of his journey was actually rooted in a promise with an old friend which was recorded in one poem written on Saturday, 14 November 2020; and Guru took it as a chance to give us a lecture simultaneously:

Mat Dinh Chau presented the agenda

Guru gave Dharma teachings at Koi café

A PROMISE
The wind blowing from the south
Long for the one in the north
Where there is a precious friend
After years of being apart
Is it rooted in our last lives?
That You become my trusted friend?
A few sincere words
Cover my inmost feelings
As impermanence is hard to predict
It is better to speak from the heart
Until soon, that we meet again
On one of last winter days in Hanoi
Guru gave us a Dharma teaching named “The worldly spring, and the Dharma spring”. Through Guru’s teaching, I understand that no matter how excited we may expect the worldly spring to come, it keeps coming and going due to the law of nature. The spring dispels the winter’s coldness and brings everything back to life.

However, it can never stay with us forever, it will soon be replaced by the winter again. Similarly, when human beings are surrounded by the coldness of sufferings, they look for the temporary warmth from the “jackets” which are money, fame, credit, etc.

Guru had a conversation with Mat Hue Lien’s father

They have no idea those jackets will soon leave them some day. That is the function of impermanence. The samsara’s world is a vicious circle that keeps rotating endlessly. Then, what is the solution to end samsara’s sufferings and live in the spring’s happiness? Practicing right Dharma is the only way for us to live happily in this life and attain eternal happiness in our next lives, to liberate us from the circle of samsara.

Looking back to what I have experienced from practicing Pure Mind Yoga, I recognized how much I was blessed. Last time when Guru visited our house in Thai Nguyen, the house was under unfinished construction. This time, it was fully finished so we could greet Guru in a proper space. Guru gladly said that the house was beautifully built. Basically, we have accomplished our big goals (building a house, buying a car, raising our kids). We are now satisfied with this simple and stable life, we just need to maintain our routine life and leisurely practice Pure Mind Yoga. Not only me, but also other Dharma brothers from Thai Nguyen received blessings since we started practicing Dharma as well. For instance, Mat Thai Xuyen, Mat Cao Thai found good jobs with high salaries; Mat Giac Phuong settled down her life in the city and bought a new car, etc.

Guru handed out the certificate of practicing Uninterrupted Offering

It is two weeks from now to Tet holiday, the official time for the spring. But for me, the spring has come a long time ago, since the day I met Guru and was taught by him and his teachings. I have been living in the Dharma spring since then.

Dear holy Guru!
I would like to express my gratitude that you have brought the Dharma spring to us, saved us from the darkness and coldness of worldly sufferings, and showed us the path to liberation.

Mat Hong Nhat and Guru in front of one restaurant

 

Guru in the uniform of ITA institute

May Guru have good health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings.
May all sentient beings soon have a Dharma spring.
Om mani padme hum.
Mat Hoang Nhu
Translated by Cao Dieu Mat Tu


Vietnamese version: Thư Thái Nguyên: XUÂN CHÁNH PHÁP

  1. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear holy Guru,
    You are a good Guru and this letter is one of hundreds I have read proving such. Thank you for your guidance and encouragement as you continue to instruct us. I appreciate all you do and the path you are offering us. Om Mani pandme hum.

    dear Mat Hoang Nhu,
    Thank you for sharing your story. A beautiful tribute to both holy Guru and practicing right dharma. May you be blessed and well. Liver long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    Dear Cao Dieu May Tu,
    Thank you for allowing disciples and other readers as myself the opportunity you read such letters through your translation. Thank you kindly for your work. Om Mani pandme hum. Liver long and well for sake off all.

  2. Mật Thúy says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy .
    Con đã đọc xong bài này rồi ạ.
    Con rất hoan hỉ với bài viết chia sẻ của Mật Hoàng Như , qua bài này Mật Thúy cũng đồng ý với suy nghĩ của đạo hữu rằng Xuân thế giang đến rồi lại đi không để lại cho chúng ta điều vì tốt cả chỉ để lại cho chúng ta sự đau khổ luận hồi những huynh đệ chúng ta thật ơn phước khi được hạnh ngộ vị Thầy và tiềm được xuân chánh pháp cho bản thân của mỗi người chúng ta con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã ban cho chúng con mùa xuân chánh pháp . Con cầu nguyện sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của vị Thầy vì lợi lạc của chúng sanh con cầu nguyện cho vi khuẩn corona xóm ngày được tiêu trừ Om Ah Hùm.

  3. Mật Diễm says:

    Dear Guru.
    I have read this article.
    I am delighted with the sharing of dharma brother Mật Hoàng Như about blessings of practicing Thanh Tri yoga, thereby feeling the “spring of Dharma” through the channel of Guru’s transporting.
    I pray for the health and longevity of the Guru for the benefit of all beings.
    I pray for all sentient beings to become imbued with the grace of the Three Jewels through the channel of Guru transporting .
    I pray for the corona disease to be eliminated soon.
    OM AH HUM.

  4. paul yawney says:

    Dear Guru thank you for sharing such a nice letter. who teaches the proper way. the pics are beautiful, such surroundings. Nature is beautiful. Guru makes things work because he is Guru who teaches Right Dharma. OM MANI PADME HUM. May Guru live along life.
    Tantra Himataru

  5. Lee Samuel says:

    Thank you for sharing the Dharma through words especially the poetry.
    May all sentient beings soon have a Dharma spring.

    OM MANI PADME HUM

  6. Tantra Tanshami says:

    Thank you. May all sentient beings have a dharma spring as soon as possible.

  7. Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) says:

    Dear holy Guru,
    My is Tantra Ashihata.
    I thank you for given us this article, may the dharma spring always be with us
    May Guru have a long life for the benefit of all sentient beings
    May all sentient beings be free from suffering.
    May the end of covid 19 come soon.
    Om mani padme hum.

  8. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear compassionate guru,
    Thank you so much for sharing this letter with us, I really admired it and I enjoyed reading it as well, actually I wish I could attend a dharma teachings session for you one day, and be with you and the other dharma brothers and sisters soon, in fact I became helpless and I can’t find words to describe you, you covered us with the unconditional love, compassion and tenderness without waiting anything from us in return, you just share with us your happiness and you keep your sadness and also our sadness for you only, you’re a great person and I really appreciate and respect you, and I didn’t ever appreciate and respect someone as I did with you thank you so much again dear bevered guru

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

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      You can repay your gratitude by diligently reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com. There is nothing like the ordinary sadness for a Guru, but it is rooted in bodhicitta for the happiness of all sentient beings.

  9. Dean C. says:

    I do not ever have many words, but I wish to say I am thankful for this connection, and wish to read and learn more.

  10. Mật Khánh Thảo says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!
    Con đã đọc xong bài rồi ạ. Con hoan hỷ với những chia sê của huynh Mật Hoàng Như. Con cảm tạ ơn vị Thầy đã ban cho chúng con ” mùa xuân của Chánh Pháp “, xua tan những khổ đau, lạnh giá của mùa đông trong tâm thức.
    Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho sức khoẻ và sự trường thọ của vị Thầy vì sự nghiệp hoằng dương Chánh pháp.
    Cầu nguyện dịch bệnh Covid 19 sớm được tiêu trừ.
    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc Phật tánh.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  11. Mật Hồng Liên says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy
    Bài này con đã đọc rồi ạ
    Con xin hoan hỷ với những chia sẻ của huynh Mật Hoàng Như
    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 covid19 sớm được tiêu trừ
    Om mani padme hum

  12. Tantra Mitsharuma (Petra) says:

    Dear Holy Guru
    Thank you for sharing this article. It gave me a warm feeling in the heart. With spring everything comes to life again and it is beautiful to see.
    May Guru be well and safe from harm and suffering
    May all sentient beings feel the Buddha’s happiness

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  13. Tantra Mishataru says:

    Dear Holy Guru,
    I am thankful for this letter and your time to show us the essence of dharma and pure mind yoga.
    May all sentient being be freed from suffering and attain a state of enlightenment.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

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