Apr 13, 2017

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Letter from India: The tiny ray becomes a huge light source

Letter from India: The tiny ray becomes a huge light source

Respected Holy Guru,
I have been going through all your articles with never ending eagerness and passion. Ever since my young age Buddha has been a role model for me. Though I do not know much about Buddhism i know lot about Buddha. His life is actually an reference for all people till the end of this world. It is much more significant in this modern world because people are bounded to various materialistic world entities.

We are attached to various things such as money, love,luxury etc etc etc.It is from this attachment suffering begins.Today’s world is an example for that.People are attached to power results in wars,attached to money results in poverty.How beautiful this earth would have been if all the people followed the words of Buddha.Do your dharma without expecting anything in return.Success and happiness will come to you.After all it is our thoughts that make us who we are.If we fill us with positive thoughts we will surely be happy.

We can pass this positive vibes to people around us too.Earth would have become a paradise.Unfortunately that has not been the case.
By going through various articles

I not only got an idea of Buddhist teachings but what it means to be a Buddhists.I list down some of the path breaking lessons I got after going through various articles.

Buddhism is a medicine for all negative emotions.Just like taking medicine for a disease by practicing Buddhism we can be free from negative thoughts and attain liberation.

By praying in front of a statue or by offering flowers or visiting any astrologer how can one get the desired things.It is absolute foolishness.It depends upon our actions(karma).By doing good karma without expecting anything in return we will surely be rewarded for that.
Just for sake of chanting,or following certain pre-described steps there is no use in preaching Buddhism.One must understand why and for what each steps are being done.Each actions have it’s own significance and meanings.

It is always prefered to follow the advises of a guru or sage because that person has thorough inner knowledge.Only because of that he /she has become a Guru.One should always approach a guru with a positive mind set deprived of negative thoughts.
Just like medicine Buddhism is also a weapon. Weapon to cut off bad thoughts.It is no use if we do not know how to use the weapon. Proper usage of weapon will give us results fast. That is by practicing Buddhism in appropriate manner we will reach the destination (Liberation). It all depends on how we use the weapon. Guru provides me with the methods to use the weapon. The Guru’s methods are simple and easy to practice but get the unlimited benefit and I myself get much benefit from your precious methods.

Life is not a destination but a journey. Buddhism helps us to have a smooth journey. The Guru leads us to the path to enlightenment. Even the toughest paths can be driven smoothly if we are guided by the Guru.
Off late I have been going through a lot of worries, tensions and sorrows. I could not find any light at the end of the tunnel. But after going through these articles I have found a small ray of hope. Once i complete this and start to practice this I am sure that, the tiny ray will become a huge light source.Light source which is full of knowledge, bliss, happiness and numerous entities.

I would really like to thank you from the very bottom of my heart for your profound discourse.

May the Guru live long for the sake of all beings.
May all beings free from suffering and its causes.
Om Mani Padme Hum

India 04/13/2017

Vivek. S


Vietnamese version: Thư từ Ấn Độ: TIA SÁNG SẼ TRỞ THÀNH NGUỒN SÁNG

  1. Vivek S says:
    Respected Holy Guru,
    I am thankful for your reading my thoughts and post it on chanhtuduy.com as an article.
    I feel lucky to read your profound discouses.
    I would like to express my deep thank to you for your wonderful teachings.
    Thank Mat Dieu Hang for sharing the Guru’s discourse with me.
    May the Guru live long for the sake of all beings.
    May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
  2. Dear Vivek. S,
    I really rejoice in reading your thoughts on chanhtuduy.com. Due to this website, we can easily connect to our holy Guru and receive his teachings. I totally agree with you that “Buddhism is a medicine for all negative emotions”. When we apply Buddha’s teachings in daily life, we can change our karma from bad to good and gain more peace in mind.
    May Vivek. S read more and more articles on chanhtuduy.com and achieve happiness in life.
    May our Guru and his consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  3. Dear Vivek S,
    Welcome to Chanhtuduy.com and congratulation for having the very first article posted on the site. I am glad to find you, a fellow who shares the same view and same mindfulness and especially, shows a genuine devotion to our Guru – Thinley Nguyen Thanh. Like you, I have finally found out the best mode of spiritual practice on the way searching for liberation, for a freedom of negative thoughts and inherent attachments, thanks to meaningful discourses of the Guru. His simple, pure and inspirational way of impartation has fired up our keenness in Dharma knowledge. Yes, “life is not a destination but journey”, so does Buddhism. The Guru once taught us that Buddhism is not a religion but a journey to liberation/enlightenment. On that journey, the traveler needs support from a skillful, knowledgeable and devotional navigator to reach his/her end. Without him, we’ll forever be far, or even get lost from the right destination. I feel really lucky to be his disciple and have chance to absorb drops of Dharma essence everyday through this website. And I’m pretty sure you feel the same through your sincere expression to our Guru and his sermon. Thank you for sharing your thought.
    May Guru live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May you achieve the happiness of Buddha-nature.
    May sentient beings be surrounded by the blessings of the Three Jewels
     
    Om Ah Hum

  4. Dear Vivek S,

    I take great delight in your first artilce on chanhtuduy.com. I am thankful for your nice share with us about the Guru’s precious methods that enable us to get temporary happiness and ultimate bliss.

    I am very happy to know that you find the tiny ray through practice reading and writing commnets on the Guru’s discourses on chanhtudy.com. Especially, this tine will be shining through your deep devotion to the Guru; and it is your deep devotion to the Guru enabling this tine ray to become a  huge light source which is full of knowledge, bliss, happiness and numerous entities.

    May the Guru live long for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    May your legitimate wishes come true due to Dharma practice.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  5. Dear Vivek. S,

    I deeply rejoice your good writing of “The tiny ray become a huge light source” . The practice of Guru devotion is simple but brings inconceivable benefits such as the family happiness, a life of ease and social success. May you always be diligent in practice to get that. May you have a happy life and make progress on the path to enlightenment.

    May the Guru and his consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of the Buddha’s nature

     
    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  6. Mật Chánh Tấn says:

    Dear Vivek.S,

    I have read your writing of “The tiny ray becomes a huge light source”. I really rejoice in reading your thoughts and your love towards to our Guru’s teaching. I really love your sentences “By praying in front of a statue or by offering flowers or visiting any astrologer how can one get the desired things. It is absolute foolishness. It depends upon our action (karma)”. By respecting, following and practicing the Guru’s methods, applying them into life, i am sure the tiny ray you found will become huge light source which is full of knowledge and happiness.

    I hope you will read more and more articles on chanhtuduy.com and spread your love to other people.

    May the Guru live long for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of the Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  7. Dear ViVek. S,
    I like your writing “The tiny ray becomes a huge light source” and happy to know your ideal about Buddha. Speacial with our Guru’s method is to make the family happiness, a life of ease and social success. Easy way to practice on 24 hours per day and can get the best benefit beings.
    I hope can read more artices from you and get ” huge light source” in your life.
    May the Guru live long for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of the Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  8. Dear Vivek S,
    I really rejoice in reading your thoughts about you read the Guru’s discourses on chanhtuduy.com. Thank you for sharing your thought.
    I pray for many people all over the world have a good chance to read the Guru’s discourses in order that they get more understanding about the essence of Dharma practice and they find the suitable methods to practice in daily life and make use of the precious human beings to get the temporary happiness and everlasting happiness.
    May you achieve legitimate wishes and gain new leaps in the cause of cultrivation.
    May the Guru and his consort long live for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of the Buddha’s nature

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  9. Dear Vivek,

    I am glad to hear what you have learnt about Tibetan Yoga through our compassionate Guru. If Buddhism is the medicine for all sufferings, our Guru is a competent and virtuous doctor who dedicated himself to teach us how to cure ourselves. I hope you will continue to learn and get benefits for yourself and others from the teachings. Let’s bless all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  10.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    QUERIDO GURU :  El pequeño rayo se convierte en una fuente de luz enorme….”.Desde mi juventud el Buda ha sido un modelo para mi . Creo que mas que nunca las palabras de Buda son tan significativas en estos tiempos. El budismo es una medicina para todas las emociones negativas .Con la practica del budismo podemos estar libres de pensamientos negativos y alcanzar la liberacion y solamente lo podemos lograr a traves del karma (nuestras acciones ) Al hacer buen karma sin esperar nada a cambio. Y con un anhelo que todos puedan alcanzar la liberacion tambien . Por eso al seguir los consejos de un Guru o Sabio es de tremenda importancia porque el tiene un profundo conocimiento .Uno se acerca al Guru con una mentalidad positiva y abierta . Practicando de manera apropiada llegaremos al destino ( liberacion ) …La vida no es un destino sino un viaje ….Despues de conocer al Guru y seguir sus enseñanzas …El pequeño rayo de Luz se convertira en una Gran Fuente de Luz …..Profundo Agradecimiento desde el fondo de mi corazon por su profundo y sabio discurso …Que el Guru viva mucho tiempo para beneficio de todos los seres …Que todos los seres esten libres de sufrimiento y sus causas….OM MANI PADME HUM

  11. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you for sharing the article from another disciple. It pleases me to read these words and hear how wonderful their understanding is. May you be well for the sake of all sentient beings and may we find enlightenment following your path. Om Mani Padme Hum

  12. Tantra Mikaya says:

    dear holy guru, dear friend and Brother Vivek. Thank you for your article / letter with all your thoughts, suggestions and wishes and the insight that we will be successful in enriching the Dharma. In our frequent phone calls dear Vivek, we have often discussed Buddhism and the value of Dharma. In your culture, Buddhism has always been a topic and I have sometimes wished I had encountered the Dharma earlier in my life. I would certainly have used some wise knowledge. As I am usually always a sentimentalist and was. I can only tell you how valuable to me Buddha, the sangha and the Dharma is. I wish you that the world remembers the bodhicitta and the things that are really important. That we trust our primal instincts again and do not run after wrong ideals. Personally, the Dharma feels like a door has opened in my head and heart and I look into a beautiful garden full of beautiful flowers that I never saw before to peacefully expand my consciousness. I am grateful and I would like to invite everyone to experience the expansion of consciousness filled with wise knowledge of our Lord Buddha. You dear Vivek have an extraordinary intelligence and question a lot. But I think the daily practice of Dharma and the meditations bring true fulfillment on the path to enlightenment. Many people think Excitementis happiness. But when you are exited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace. I thank you many times holy Guru for this article and also I have learned from it that we will be successful with dedication. Thank you, Holy Guru for this great article that always reminds us of the validity and worthiness of the wise Dharma. May our holy guru be long for the sake of all sentient beings. May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature OM MANI PADME HUM

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Mikaya (Jane) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Thân gửi đạo hữu Vivek S,

      Cảm ơn đạo hữu đã chia sẻ những suy nghĩ, mong ước và nhận thức rằng con người sẽ được thành công trong đời sống khi được thực hành pháp.

      Trong các cuộc trao đối của chúng con qua điện thoại, chúng con hoan hỷ đàm luận với nhau về đạo Phật và giá trị của Phật pháp trong đời sống của con người. Con biết rằng tại đất nước của đạo hữu Vivek, Phật pháp luôn là đề tài thường xuyên được đề cập trong các cuộc nói chuyện. Đã nhiều lần con ước rằng con biết đến Phật pháp sớm hơn. Con sẽ ứng dụng được những lời dạy trí tuệ của Thầy trong đời sống của con để có được cuộc sống tốt đẹp hơn, bởi vì con là người đa cảm nên hay phiền não, suy nghĩ nhiều. Phật Pháp có giá trị lớn lao nhất đối với cuộc đời con. Con cầu nguyện đạo hữu Vivek và tất cả hữu tình luôn phát triển tâm bồ đề  vì bồ đề tâm rất quan trọng trên hành trình giác ngộ. Đồng thời chúng con tự tin vào khả năng giác ngộ của bản thân mà dũng mãnh bước đi trên đạo lộ giải thoát để không bị chao đảo bởi những niềm tưởng tà kiến.

      Đối với bản thân con, Phật pháp như một cánh cửa mở ra một chân trời mới, giúp tâm trí con được bước vào một vườn hoa đẹp và hân thưởng những bông hoa tươi thắm mà từ trước đến nay con chưa bao giờ được biết và cho con biết đến sự bình an nội tại. Con biết ơn Thầy về những gì con có được và con mong muốn mời mọi người vào vườn hoa đó để họ được trải nghệm và mở rộng tri kiến Phật đà như con.

      Đạo hữu Vivek thông minh nhưng lại đặt ra quá nhiều câu hỏi thắc mắc. Nhưng bản thân con nghĩ rằng tinh tấn thực hành pháp hàng ngày, thiền định sẽ giúp con được bước đi trên hành trình giác ngộ.

      Nhiều người cho rằng sự phấn kích mang lại hạnh phúc, nhưng con nghĩ rằng khi con người quá phấn kích điều gì đó thì họ cũng không được bình an. Niềm hạnh phúc chân thật là sự bình an nội tại.

      Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy tôn quý về những bài viết trên chanhtuduy.com. Con học được rất nhiều từ những bài viết của Thầy và con hiểu rằng chúng con sẽ thành tựu trên hành trình giác ngộ khi chúng con có lòng sùng kính và sự cống hiến cho Phật pháp.

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy tôn quý đã luôn cho chúng con hiểu được giá trị đích thực của chánh Pháp cũng như sự trân quý giáo pháp.

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy tôn quý trụ thế lâu dài vì sự lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh.

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc của Phật tánh.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

       

  13. Dr. C H Lakshmi narayan. says:

    Guru is my guide,

    Buddha is my life

    Dharma is my way

    Sangha is my Spirit

    Respected Guruji, I bow my head at the lotus feet of Guruji.

    I am highly delighted to read this article which gives a comprehensive Idea of the importance of Guru and benefits derived from going to Samyagdrishti Prabha samadhi in Chantuduy.com and the writer is highly impressed by the following facts :

    * What we are today is due to what we think and what we do! We reap what we sow.!

    * He has rightly said Buddhism is a medicine for all negative emotions.

    Simply chanting, praying, offering flowers, visiting astrologers are only external exhibition and foolishness with out knowing the significance of those procedures.!

    *  “See good, be good,do good” is the essence of Dharma and that is the way to become like Buddha.!

    *Through his vast knowledge and experience Guru will act as ” a friend, philosopher and guide and show the path of Enlightenment to Liberation.!Hence, one has to show reverance, and obedience and learn from hi teachings simultaneously  observing his daily routine Dharma activities.

    * Chanhtuduy.com in which Samyagdrishti Prabha samadhi is observed is a huge  source of Light like that of the Sun which dispels the darkness and enlighten the whole world impartially to one and all  with Bodhicitta.!

    *As the writer says, life is a journey. We don’t know where were we before taking birth and where do we go after death.! It is like a train journey  where we meet and depart  after some time.! Hence, Buddha teaches, ” forget the past, leave all, live in the present,  think of the future positively.! Don’t waste your valuable limited time by only talking and preachings. ” Do as you talk, talk as you do ” That must be the dictum in life.. Further Buddha said, ” Better than a thousand words, is one word that brings peace.!”

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Long live our beloved Guruji for upholding Dharma.

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan.

    ( Tantra Nirvadeva )

    * “

  14. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    May all beings be guided towards liberation with Guru’s blessings and teaching.

    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 đọc bài viết này.

      Con cầu nguyện hữu tình được bước đi trên hành trình giác ngộ nhờ sự để tâm, gia hộ và chỉ dạy của Thầy.

      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.”

  15. Aman Prakash says:
    Dear guru

    Very much thankful for this article. I bow my head on your lotus feet.

    I am very happy we( Indian) have again stated to read budhism. It is very few people who practice dhamma but it is increasing day by day. It is my fortune to practisiing dhamma under guru wisdom and compassion. Budhism deals with our suffering, so directly connected to us, not need to go outside.

    May guru teachings go to every corner of world.

    May all sensient being attain 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 cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài viết này.

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

      Con rất hoan hỷ vì người Ấn Độ chúng con được bắt đầu học Phật pháp. Ở Ấn Độ có ít người học Phật pháp nhưng hiện nay số lượng người theo đạo Phật ngày càng tăng. Con thật may mắn khi được học Phật pháp dưới sự chỉ dạy của vị Thầy từ bi và trí tuệ. Đạo Phật giúp chúng con đoạn trừ khổ đau của chính bản thân chúng con chứ không phải là vấn đề bên ngoài.

      Con cầu nguyện những lời dạy của Thầy lan tỏa khắp muôn nơi.

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc của Phật tánh.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.

       

  16. Ahmed Khan says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article by Vivek. S.

    This article explains the beneficial effects of practicing Buddhism and the relevance of Buddhism to the modern times.

    May all sentient beings be free from suffering and become enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)

  17. Josh says:
    Thank you for sharing this article and congratulations on having your first writing published here. I read from this website every day. I try to read before I start work. If not I read when I get home from work.

    Om mani padme hum

  18. Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) says:
    Dear holy Guru,

    my name is Tantra Ashihata.  Thank you for this wonderful article, I appreciate you for giving me a great hope after I reading this article I was happy.  May you give us the spirit to practice diligently in other to obtain the blessing from Guru via buddah.

    May Guru live long for the seek of happiness of all sentient being and may all sentient being free from suffering.

    Om mani padme hum.

  19. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý!

    Con là Tantra Ashihata. 

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài viết tuyệt vời này. 

    Con hoan hỷ tán thán công hạnh của Thầy đã ban cho chúng con nguồn hy vọng lớn lao sau khi con đọc bài viết này. Con thực sự  hoan hỷ và hứng khởi.

    Con cầu nguyện Thầy từ bi gia hộ cho con tinh tấn hành pháp để nhận được ơn phước từ chư Phật thông qua vị Thầy.

    Con cầu nguyện Thầy trụ thế lâu dài vì hạnh phúc của tất cả chúng sanh.

    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ khổ đau.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

     

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