Oct 24, 2013

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MY VERY FIRST STEPS TO THE TANTRA DREAMLAND (Những bước chập chững đầu tiên vào thế giới Mật giáo diệu kỳ)

MY VERY FIRST STEPS TO THE TANTRA DREAMLAND (Những bước chập chững đầu tiên vào thế giới Mật giáo diệu kỳ)


Lotus Flower Estrade in Song Nguyen Tantra House

It has been a week now since I have first met my Guru Master. Throughout more than 20 years of my lifetime, I have asked myself countless number of questions and it seems they all come to a no-ending consequence. They just like, why this situation happened to me? Why was unluckiness always choose me every time? What was my father’s thinking? And why did he never treat us like other children who was met and seen off by their father every day to school? Why us? When will we (mum, I and my sister) overcome the hardship in our life? And the most frequent words that appear in my mind are: How can? By what way?

There came a time when I had to force myself to think to the most innocent thought that, “Yes, I accept the miserable destiny since I was born like that”. But time does have its power to help people grow their thought up. In the nonreligious time, I put all my hope to the thought if I tried all my best to change my life, it would be better one day. And I will live happily ever after with my mum and my sister, like a happy ending of a fairytale. The definition of happiness at that time is a good academic distinction which I thought would be a guarantee for my career, is money whose amount is affordable for mum to settle our debts, for my sister to continue to finish her 5-year architecture university program, is the proudness of my mother when she thinks that her effort was paid off with the success of her children. Finally, I have graduated from a famous qualified university, have had a good job with good paid, my mum did feel proud of me, but I still met the loneliness, the bitterness and powerless from the bottom of my heart. I asked myself, do you actually want to live this life by yourself from now to the end of your life? It seems that it will get more and more complicated, how can and who can help me to live this life peacefully. Seeing many people going through hard times even if they had a well-fed family and lived in prosperity, the desperate grows bigger in my mind and rules over my life. To taste the real aromatic flavor of life, it is an extremely different experience in compared to my thought before. The pink life comes gradually to its real color, not a bright color as I have ever imagined. Even if I don’t want to, I have to face with people with their pragmatic side.

Right View Path in Song Nguyen Tantra House

On one luckiest day of my life, accidentally I met a new Vietnamese friend inMalaysia. Before I met him, I thought it was better to live by myself because it was so hard to find an actual reliable friend in foreign land; moreover, in this age, there is no one bothers your life and your thought at all. On the contrary, I felt a magic power to every word he said, I felt that inside this strange man, there is something that can help me to throw my bread of affliction. He usually talked about Buddhism, about the law of Karma; he talked to the straight to many questions in my mind by explaining the presence of cause and effect which appears so exactly in life toward the law of Karma. The thing that impressed me is that he always mentioned about his “Master”. I wonder how great that person could be to know all those things? It hurried me to find out more about him. With a narrow knowledge about Buddhism, I confide my sight about a Master in the picture of a monk who every day recites prayers in a Buddhist temple. I heard some lecturers before, but I did not find the motivation to executive the Dharma until I read my friend’s Master’s article on Buddhism. I was so excited with the thought that if only someday I can feel so deliberate and easy in life like my friend. So I started reading every single article from the website that my dear friend has introduced to me: chanhtuduy.com. My first impression is that my friend’s master is not a superior monk in a Buddhist Temple. And the fact is that I had a superficial knowledge of Buddhism. Like a baby with a very first step, I learnt about Tibetan Tantra, and I saw the marvellous light, it even much brighter than the light I imagined my happiest life could be before. I can say that I got a shock to know the reality of Buddhism, I mean the real Buddhism in its core origin, and the reality of Buddhism nowadays. The more information I found out, the luckier I felt to have a chance to know it. The admiration toward the Guru with his profound knowledge and the gratefulness to the truth that he brings about to the masses with his expertness and his mercifulness urge me to come nearer to him. I feel the happiness and the proudness of people who being his disciples through their comments on chanhtuduy.com. How amazing they could feel the safety in their life and I really desire to be a part of them, being received the benevolent education from the Guru. Can I be the one?

We have one more Dharma friend named Mat Tu.

I gave up on my previous job because the only thing I felt with it is the ruthlessness and cunningness of the people there. I want to find a way that brings peace to me. At this moment, I can say that this is the soundest decision in my life. Eventually, after 4 months, because of the predestined affinity, I was bound to meet my Guru in real life. It was a beautiful sunny day on 17 October 2013, with his familiar gracious smile; I came back to my spirit house. Before I met him, I guessed it would feel like I was going to meet my idol, who I had kept the admiration for a long time for his articles on the website chanhtuduy.com. Somehow it is so weird and unfamiliar to think that way. On the contrary, I felt so affectionate to my Guru, his wife, and every landscape view I saw in Song Nguyen Tantra House. It was like the feeling of a child who went away from her house for a long time and now she came back to that familiarity. It does not like our first meeting at all, everything happened like it has to be like that, and we already knew that. All the anxieties that I had encountered seems to disappear at the moment I saw my Guru and stepped my very first step into Song Nguyen Tantra House. A thought came to my mind, “Dear Quynh, from now on, you will be safe”. From now on, I can call my friend’s “master” by the address “my Guru”.

My Guru introduced us the view and the meaning of Song Nguyen Tantra House in detailed with every sceneries we came across. I know for the first time the name of Thanh Phong Cac, Lien Hoa Dai, Dau Chan Phat lake, Tinh Nghiep Spring, Vuot Qua Bridge and the profound meaning of each place. I even felt so close to the turtle and the cat that lived with my Guru and his wife. The way my Guru talked to his turtle and his cat, called them like his children makes my reverence towards him even grow much greater. Something very special that I could not express by words in this place brings me the absolute peace in my mind for no conditions. I feel so safe. After having a hearty vegetarian meal which was made by my Guru’s wife and having a conversation on Buddhism subject, I officially took part in a decent and dignified ceremony. This is the most important event in which my Guru officially considered me as his discipline and granted me the Tantra meditation, which he has been experienced and meditated for many years in his life. I experienced for the first time the feeling of knowing the real meaning of my life, it is all about rescuing me and people of the bitterness in this life and preparing for the extreme happiness in our next life. I felt extremely happy that my heart kept beating in eager rhythms.


From now on, I had a new real family with My Guru, his wife, and all my brothers in the Tantra House, Song Nguyen Tantra House. We are one of the luckiest ones, live under the wings of our benevolent Guru with his profound experiences and knowledge in the way of rescuing. One more special event in my life, I was granted with the name “Mat Tu” by my Guru, with the blessing that I will always live mercifully on my way practicing Dharma from now to the end of the rescuing way.  From the bottom of my heart, I want to share this happiness to everyone. I pray that everyone could meet a benevolent Guru like I did and experienced the happiness that we, the Tantra disciples in Song Nguyen Tantra House, have experienced in our lives. I pray My Guru with his wife all the best healthy wishes to enlighten the Buddhism to all the masses.

Om Mani Padme Hum.

Mat Tu.


  1. Mật Hải says:
    Congratulation Mật Từ.
    Thanks for your shares. I and everyone in Song Nguyen Tantrism House are very happy when we have new dhrama friend as you.
    Best wish for you.!
    Om Mani Padme Hum
  2. Matkinh says:
    Firstly, Mat kinh want to express the happiness as well as the understandability when Mat Tu found the good way to practice Dharma and become the disciple of benevolent Guru. From the bottom my heart, I wish you would be more and more persistent on the way to practice Buddhism and would be overcome all the obstacle in the life because when we practice of Dharma, you will be ascending the happiness the present life and the thousand of the next life
  3. nguyenthanh says:

    I’m not good at English, but I glass to read Mật Từ ‘s article. I’m very happy that you belileve in Bhudhist, in my religious method, what help you very much in your life. I bless you in every thing. I want you every day practise Dharma with happyness!

  4. Mật Từ says:
    Mật Từ is so grateful for the blessing of Guru and brothers. It do support me a lot. I will always keep an inquiring mind to learn more everyday from Guru’s lecturers and good example from brothers. Hopefully I can keep a persistent progress in Dharma practice with happiness.
  5.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    DEAR GURU : I cannot express my happiness by becoming a disciple of the benevolent Guru .From the depths of my heartth I want to continue with more persistence the practice of Dharma .May all beings be free from suffering and their causes ,That all beings may find happiness and its causes .That the Guru has health and can live many years for the benefit of all sentient beings . OM MANI PADME HUM

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Mahavita sang tiếng Việt như sau ạ:

      “Kính bạch Thầy!

      Sau khi đọc xong bài này, con không biết viết như thế nào để có thể bày tỏ hết được sự hạnh phúc của con khi được là học trò của vị Thầy từ bi như Thầy.

      Từ tận đáy lòng, con luôn mong muốn được học và thực hành Pháp.

      Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy vì sự lợi lạc của chúng sanh.

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ đau khổ, thành tựu hạnh phúc của Phật tánh.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”


  6. Tantra Mikaya says:

    dear holy guru. Thank you very much for your article and its translation. I can personally say again and again that Buddhism has changed my life fundamentally. It is interesting to read the stories of your disciples and I understand the feelings and experiences. I think there is a point for every human being to ask questions and to look for answers that he can find in Buddhism. Opening to Buddhism is one of my most valuable experiences and I know I can do many things through you holy Guru to learn. I am looking forward to the day when I can see our holy Guru and the Sangha real and learn from them. Through Chanhtuduy and the valuable articles I have learned a lot and I am grateful for all your wise words. I never asked myself why things were happening. Today I know much more and have become more humble, grateful and more respectful. Thanks again for your article and the photos. May all living beings be free from suffering and our holy Guru be in good health.

    • Mật Diệu Hằng says:
      Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con đọc bài viết này. Bản thân con, con cảm nhận rõ ràng rằng đạo Phật đã giúp thay đổi cuộc đời con. Con rất hoan hỷ được đọc những chia sẻ của các đệ tử của Thầy. Con hiểu hơn thông qua những trải nghiệm của họ. Con hiểu rằng con người có câu hỏi và họ sẽ tìm thấy câu trả lời cho những thắc mắc của họ thông qua đạo Phật. Học Phật là trải nghiệm quý báu nhất trong cuộc đời con và con biết rằng thông qua những bài viết của Thầy tôn quý, con sẽ làm được rất nhiều điều có ích.

      Con rất mong một ngày con được hạnh ngộ cùng Thầy và các huynh đệ kim cang để được học hỏi nhiều hơn. Thông qua trang mạng chanhtuduy.com con đọc được những bài viết quý báu. Và con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã ban cho con những lời dạy trí tuệ. Con chưa bao giờ thắc mắc tại sao mọi việc xảy ra với mình. Hôm nay, con hiểu nhiều hơn và biết nhớ ơn, tôn kính Thầy nhiều hơn.

      Một lần nữa, con xin cảm tạ ơn Thầy!

      Cầu nguyện Thầy tôn quý luôn mạnh khỏe.

      Cầu nguyện đau khổ của tất cả chúng sanh được lắng dịu.”

  7. Tantra Upatissa says:
    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    Many of us are undergoing similar situation. But with the help your articles and tantra knowledge shared by you is helping us overcome suffering smoothly without much tensions in mind.

    May Guru live long for other beings.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum..

    • Mật Diệu Hằng says:
      Kính bạch Thầy!

      con xin phép 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.

      Rất nhiều người trong chúng con cũng đang gặp trường hợp tương tự trước khi được học từ Thầy như đạo hữu trong bài viết này. Nhưng những bài viết của Thầy và trí tuệ của Thầy đã giúp chúng con vượt qua mọi chướng ngại một cách dễ dàng mà tâm không bị áp lực, lo lắng.

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

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  8. Tantra Amishuta says:
    Dear Mat Tu,

    It is a wonderful experience that you have described. I have many similarities to you in how I was feeling prior to being introduced to Buddhism and this site. I too felt a closeness and joy  being connected to the holy Guru. I’m glad to hear your life has changed and is getting better. We share that as well. Thank you for sharing your experience. May you and guru be well for sake of all sentient beings and may we all find enlightenment in this life. Om Mani Padme Hum

    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article. I feel closer to you and closer to Mat Tu after reading this article. I have many similarities to Mat Tu in suffering before Buddhism. May you be well for the sake of all sentient beings and may your disciples find enlightenment in this life and be free from suffering. Om Mani Padme Hum

  9. Josh says:
    Thank you for sharing your writing with the world.

    Om mani padme hum

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

    my name is Tantra Ashihata.

    I appreciate for this wonderful article you have given to us . May we All have the the opportunity to meet  guru and receive our blessing.

    May Guru live long for the seek of happiness of all sentient being.

    Om mani padme hum


  11. Tantra Sagovana says:
    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    In this article Mat Tu narrates her experience of encountering Vimalakirti room chanhtuduy.com for the first time, and her predestined meeting with and affinity for our Guru.

    Guru is wise, compassionate and knowledgeable. His teachings are containing the essence of Right View and are the remedy to all mental defilements of the mind.

    That we have the good karma to encounter our Guru we must not be lax in our Dharma practice but instead we must create the causes for following Guru well to our destination of enlightenment.

    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)

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