Jul 29, 2020

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CLEAN THE MINDTRASH (Dọn rác tâm thức)

One day, I and Mat Hai used a racket to pick up the leaves floating on Tinh Nghiep stream in Song Nguyen Tantra House. I mostly had to do it every half of the month. Without being cleaned frequently, the trash will drown to the bottom and gradually become very muddy. It will be hard to distinguish mud and trash at that time. I happened to recognize the similarity with the human beings, they are also occupied by incalculable amounts of trash! However, this kind of trash is not contained in their stomach like the common one. It is called the mindtrash. Unlike the dried leaves that wait for the wind to fall down and leave stains in the beautiful stream, the mindtrash always stays inside us. It appears and accumulates at any time, it does not wrap us with foul smelling, but covers us with troubles, failures and sufferings. All the sufferings’ origin was from being overwhelmed with the mindtrash. It came on the first day of our birth. It stays in the Alaya-vijnana, or manifested consciousness or basic consciousness. The more we grow and experience our lives, the more trash being added until making a garbage dump!

In the mundane world, the trashes are separated into different types such as plastic, medical, industrial, household wastes, etc. However, the ones that stay inside us are impossible to classify because they are too many species. Then how to identify them? They are negative emotions! The easiest trash to be recognized are greed, anger, hatred, etc. Those difficult ones are arrogance, doubt, ego, inferiority complex, etc. In other words, they are distress or moral faults implanted in our mind including greed, hatred, ignorance, haughtiness, doubt, heretic views. In more detail, there are 84.000 negative emotions. That amount can even be divided smaller into infinity numbers! It is very harmful that human beings keep adding more trash day by day without recognizing. If someone left some trash unintentionally in front of his neighbor’s house, they may end up fighting. However, those gossipy, useless chats about love, sex, etc.. which are types of mindtrash are mostly welcomed by them. The trash may remain on the surface at the beginning, but then they gradually subside in the ground and become permanent stains. Keep that up, every human being becomes a garbage dump without any notice. The more trash they have, the more sufferings they have to bear.  Without knowing that they keep collecting trash, how come they start cleaning the dirt? It is like a person who carries a string of fishes to the fish market to earn money, staying in that market for a while makes him get used to it and do not feel uncomfortable with the smell anymore.

If we do not clean the garbage dump on a daily basis, how could we handle the mountain of trash? If someone finds the solution in leaving the big dump to a smaller one because the smell may be not that bad? The point is we cannot avoid the bad consequence because there is no exception for garbage to be foul and harmful. It happens in every place on earth, whether in the US or in Dharamshala. Being born as a human being, it is impossible to avoid that fact, only by practicing Dharma will help to avoid it, at least to clean them up. One way to do it that was taught in Buddhism is to reflect on our own wrongdoings. However, it is common that people have a tendency to reveal other’s faults, and it is hard for them to see or admit their own weaknesses. Because the nature of human beings is jealousy. Therefore, the amount of practice or duration of cultivation of others which can be as big as a great mountain can only be seen as little straw. On the contrary, we may easily exaggerate a small act of good as great as a giant castle. The traditional education outside Buddhist tradition has offered many lessons about self-reflection. Confucius once taught in Analects that: “Reproaching yourself first before you reproach others” (先责己、后责人). Lao Tzu said “Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power” (知人者智,知己者明。胜人者有力,胜己者强). In regard to Buddhist teachings, the method to clean up mindtrash is “Being delightful to others’ good merits” and “repent the karmic hindrances”.

We have just discussed the PRACTICE aspect, which means the way we practice Dharma. However, regarding the THEORY aspect, Buddhism’s epistemology has several different attributes related to right mindfulness level and the relationship with the wisdom knowing advisors. Tibetan Master Thogme Zangpo who is well-known for his book named “Thirty-seven practices of Bodhisattvas” once taught that “The practice of all Bodhisattvas is to scrutinize oneself continuously and to rid oneself of faults whenever they appear. Unless one checks carefully to find one’s own confusion, one might appear to be practicing Dharma, but act against it”. Atisha, the great Indian Buddhist master who was invited to revive Tibetan Buddhism in the 11th century once taught that “If there is a garbage dump in front of you and someone volunteered to clear it, isn’t it a good act? The same reference to people who volunteer to point out our faults/mistakes”. Normally, Masters, Gurus, Dharma elders, Vajra brothers who are generally called wisdom knowing advisors are able to point out our faults (greed, hatred, ignorance, haughtiness, doubt, heretic views), which means they help us to clean our mindtrash.

In our daily lives, sometimes we are cursed, disparaged or being victims of gossiping. Maybe they are wrong, but there must be something right. That means they help to indicate the garbage dump in our mind. We should accordingly reflect ourselves to show our gratitude to them. I recalled Khanh Hung whose Dharma name is Tri Nhuan. He confided that he could feel the heavy burden of his mindtrash, however, he could not imagine it was all over the place that there is no space for acquiring wisdom. He could feel the bad smell, but he could not identify the exact position of mindtrash. One day he decided to ask me to help him indicate it out for him. Most of us are facing the same situation. Before making a mistake and bringing about a disaster, we hardly recognize the garbage dump even though we can sense its existence. It is the origin of human beings’ tragedy, including Buddhist practitioners. Tang Dynasty practitioner Master Wu-da only recognized the garbage dump in his mind after an encounter with the force of karmic retribution that manifested as a human-faced boil on his knee. After being helped by Venerable Kanaka who told him to wash his sore with samadhi water, Master Wu-da showed sincere repentance and composed “the Sutra Adaptation of the Water Repentance”. Therefore, Buddhist teachings asserted that anyone who could point out the others’ faults in the path to liberation should be honored as wisdom knowing advisors. Confucianism shared the same perspective in which they said people who pointed out correctly our wrongdoings should be honored as our teachers, people who give correct compliment for our right-doings should be honored as our good friends, those who offer us wrong compliment are actually our enemies because they contribute to add more garbage in our minds.

Why don’t we start cleaning as soon as possible after identifying the garbage? Do not be afraid the garbage dump is so huge. A Thai Theravada Buddhist monk named Ajahn Chah once used a metaphor of a Buddhist practitioner who had engaged in many wrongdoings but endeavored to practice Dharma diligently with a big house which is full of garbage but after cleaning continuously will finally reveal a commodious space for more living activities. Therefore, there is one idiom that said “Lay down butcher’s knife, become a Buddha on the spot” (放下屠刀,立地成佛). Even being drowned in the extreme sufferings and humiliation, once one becomes awakened, shows genuine repentance, and chooses to return to the right direction, at that time it will be easy for him to move forward rapidly in the path of liberation. One typical example is Uppalavanna who was a Buddhist bhikkhuni, one of top disciples of the Buddha. Indian Buddhism history recorded the story of a master who was in charge of maintaining the Dharma stream from Nagarjuna used to be a professional thief. Additionally, among the disciples who attained full realization of Rinpoche Patrul, a prominent Tibetan Buddhist master, there was one that used to be a thief having followed him for three days in order to steal a big gold bar that he discarded in the brush. After acknowledging noble characteristics of Rinpoche, the thief showed sincere repentance and asked for being shaved the head, then entered monkhood. During Tang Dynasty, Master Kuījī, a prominent disciple of The T’ang Tripitaka Hsuan-Tsang, used to be called “the Three-cart Patriarch”. According to lore, he was given that nickname because he always accompanied three carts which carried beautiful girls, a banquet of wine and meat. However, later on Master Kuījī became awakened and returned to the right Dharma orbit. These examples illustrate how the hang of garbage work can be done easily once the garbage’s toxic properties are recognized.

Now we are going to mention cleaning up the mind garbage specifically. Each Buddhist school has their own means. Tibetan Buddhism in general, and Tibetan Tantrayana Buddhism in specific use the method of mind transformation, which can be understood as trashes from rural areas are transformed into urban fertilizer by using modern technologies. Similarly, mindtrash which includes greed, hatred, ignorance, haughtiness, doubt will be transformed into the Five wisdoms including the wisdom of Suchness, the wisdom of Mirror-like awareness, the wisdom of the Awareness of Sameness, the wisdom of Investigative Awareness and the wisdom of Accomplishing activities through Tibetan Buddhism’s reflection technology. However, mindtrash exists in the subtle form, how can we recognize them before cleaning? It is even more dangerous as mind trash always stays hidden in our minds during day and night and waits for a “catalyst” to appear. After its appearance, if we do not clean in time, the mind trash will become a permanent stain and stay in our mind from one to another life. Even Master Wu-da was harmed by mindtrash. If we do not mind recognizing the trash, how could we clean our mind, let alone the possibility to transform it into wisdom? Fortunately, in Tibetan Buddhism, there is one divine method in which one can practice repentance by mantra. Tibetan Buddhist teachings asserted that one function of mantra is to purify karmic hindrances, in other words, to clean mindtrash effectively. It is not by chance that after pointing out dumps of “mindtrash” in “The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones”, Patrul Rinpoche finished every verse with the Mani mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum. Especially, Avalokiteshvara who the Buddhist practitioners at Song Nguyen Tantra House have been practicing visualization once declared in the Great Vow that “RECITE SIX-SYLLABLED MANTRA, THAT IS ENOUGH”

Thanks to Avalokiteshvara’s immense power of vow which was created by Mani mantra, we could easily clean the mindtrash, even though there was trash that had been with us for countless lives or we could not recognize them yet. One of the other mantras that we can rely on is Vajrasattva Mantra, or “100 syllable mantra”:

“Om Vajrasattva, samgyam anupalaya, Vajasattva, tvenopatisn tha, dridho me bhava, sutosnyo me bhava, suposnyo me bhava, anurakto me bhava, sarva- siddhim me prayachcha, sarva – karmasu cha me chittam shriyam kuru, hum, ha ha ha hoh, Bhagavan- sarva-tathagata-vajra ma me muncha, vajribhava, mahasamya- sattva, ah hum”

The author would like to extract one of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche’s teachings, a Tibetan teacher of the Nyingma school of Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhism, about the miraculous function of mantra: Mantra means “praiseworthy” because reciting mantra will help the practitioners to achieve their goals easily and effectively. The effectiveness of mantra depends on four factors: Firstly, the nature of mantra is the nature of reality, because mantra’s meaning is not far from the emptiness, which is the Dharma realm, the universe. Secondly, the nature of mantra maintains is a phenomenon of reality including those sounds and holy syllables that originated from the mind of equanimity and compassion of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, the wisdom ones, and great Gurus, masters. Thirdly, the blessing power from The Holiness comes into effect to those practitioners who recite mantra because of the root of compassionate motivation and sincere prayer. Fourthly, one of the mantra’s function is to grant accomplishments and blessings to the sincere practitioners’ mind”

In order to clean the mindtrash, in other words, to eliminate sufferings, it is recommended that one should find a professional consultant, a trustworthy instructor. In this method, the mean being used is mantra. Indian Mahayana Buddhist master Shantideva once asserted that no matter how serious sinful behaviors one committed (which also means how huge garbage mind that one has), he can always rely on spiritual skillful means to take away or neutralize the sins, like a giant mountain of guilts can be burnt down entirely, like a haystack being burn by a spark of fire. Mantra has such powerful effects in cleaning mindtrash. However, once the trash is cleaned, one should not deliver trash back because it brings far more problems than it solves. Therefore, in order to get a better outcome in which the mindtrash will be destroyed, it is necessary to have four supporting forces. Firstly, the force from the observer, which means the one witnessing our practice, Avalokiteshvara. The second force is the sincere repentance from the practitioner. The third force is the will force through which the practitioner determines not to commit again. The fourth force is the skilful mean, which can be different depending on different schools. This article emphasized a means of reciting mantras as mentioned above. At the end of conducting our practice, we transfer the merits to ultimate liberation, especially for being reborn into Western heavens of Amitabha where there is no existence of mindtrash, even a very tiny little thing.

Thinley Nguyen Thanh.

Translated by Mat Tu.


Vietnamese version: DỌN RÁC TÂM THỨC

  1. 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 beings,

    I pray for the Coronavirus disease soon to be eradicated,

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    • Robert Stinson says:

      It’s imazing how Dharma works. Whenever I have a problem there’s usually a corresponding lesson within the lexicon of Buddhist cannon that will provide advice on how to deal with the probkem, refect on the finished goal, keep it from happening again and then help others to engage in the same process themselves. A humam being is happiest when he/she is independently self actualized.

  2. Tantra Tanshami (Aki Thunderpaw) says:

    Om Mani padme hum hrih

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      You needn’t read “hrih” because you are following me! If you continue to write it, please don’t comment!

  3. Mật Thúy says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy .
    Con đã đọc xong bài này rồi ạ.
    Con rất hoan hỉ với công hạnh luận giải của vị Thầy , con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã từ bi phân tích chỉ dạy chúng con cách dọn rác tâm thức bằng cách thực hạnh pháp mổi ngày đọc thần chú và cầu nguyện cho chúng sanh thành Phật .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.

  4. Mật Phước says:

    Dear Guru,
    Thank, Guru, for your interpretation helping we have been realizing the “mind trash”, with the characteristic of them are the stinky and harmfulness. Those are the rubbishes, we easily see them like the greed; anger; hatred; ignorance; haughtiness; doubts; heretic views; etc. Which are the reasons reburn Human become the sufferance beings. Thusly, we need clean them in everyday through the Dharma practicing. Fortunately, we have a Guru teaching us, there is one divine method in which one can practice repentance by mantra.
    May Guru have good health and longevity for the sake of all senteint beings.
    May the Covid 19 be soon over.
    May all senteint beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  5. paul yawney says:

    Dear Holy Guru, I bow head to lotus feet. thank you for another wonderful article.when we clean up the trash we present a nice place for others to visit and perhaps they attempt to clean their trash up. if we allow it to gather others will gather trash because we have affected them with ours. daily effort is needed. Thank you for the wisdom. May Holy Guru and consort live a long and Happy Life. May this virus be soon gone. OM MANI PADME HUM.
    Tantra Himataru.

  6. Mật Đức says:

    Dear Holy Guru
    I am sincerely grateful for the guidance of the Guru who pointed out the rubbish of the mind and the method to eliminate it. Thereby helping me know more about the beneficial effects of the mantra.
    Thank Guru for giving us this beneficial article.
    May Guru live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May Covid-19 pandemic will be over soon.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  7. Mật Chánh Tấn says:

    Dear holy Guru,
    I have read this article. I would like to express my deep gratitude to holy Guru for letting me to read such an important lesson. Through this article, I understand more about how harmful the mind-trash could be and the methods to clean them up.
    Thanks to Holy Guru’s explanation, I understand that there are many kinds of mind-trash, which come in the form of greed, hatred, ignorance, doubt or ego, etc, make us suffer and bring harmful things into our lives, even after lives. Thus, it is necessary to recognize these harmful mind-trash by reflecting our own wrongdoings. However, because the nature of human beings is jealousy, which becomes a barrier to prevent us from our own self-reflecting process. As holy Guru has instructed in this lesson, the method to break down this barrier and help us to clean up the mind-trash would be “being delightful to other’s good merits” and “repent the karmic hindrance”. I know that under holy Guru’s guidance, which helps to point out my faults, I can understand and practice the methods above in the right orbit of Dharma.
    Not only that, with great compassion, the holy Guru also helps us to understand another great method to clean up the mind-trash, which is reciting the Mani mantra. As explained by holy Guru in the article, the effectiveness of mantra with four factors would help me to clean up the mind-trash by transforming the mind-trash (greed, hatred, ignorance, haughtiness, doubt) into Five wisdoms, just like trashes from rural areas are transformed into urban fertilizer by using modern technologies.
    Thank you holy Guru for helping me to understand the great methods for cleaning up my mind-trash. May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    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.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Interesting and very meaningful!

      • Mật Chánh Tấn says:

        Dear holy Guru,

        Thank you for your encouragement words.

        May holy Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

        Om Mani Padme Hum.

  8. Mật Thuận Nguyên says:

    Dear Guru
    I read this article
    I thank the Guru for giving us the dharma so that we know that we are so fortunate to be given the skillful means by the Guru to filter and eliminate the garbage in our minds every day. . mindtash waste is a kind of colorless, odorless, no-shaping garbage that is only manifested through seemingly harmless emotions, everyone has human as greed, doubt, anger, hatred. ..but it is a dangerous germ that kills an entire body of human life just like a wood borer silently hiding inside a log that no one sees through the outside is healthy but the inside is rotting. The Guru helped us identify the types of garbage in our minds and helped us eliminate them every day through reading articles and comments on chanhtuduy.com, practicing the dharma through 16 daily activities. The days continued non-stop, … it was like a storm that washed away the scum that ruled our minds for so long. Thanks to the Guru, we removed many negative emotions to contain positive energies through always rejoicing in the joys of others, rejoicing even the worst to our for I understand that whether a blessing or a catastrophe all is a blessing of the Buddha
    May the Guru have good health anh live long for the sake of all sentient beings. May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the Corona will end soon.
    Om mani padme hum

  9. Hà Thị Nguyệt says:

    Dear Guru
    I have read the whole article
    Thank you Guru
    in order to clean the mind trash, in other words, to eliminate sufferings it is recommended that one should find a Professional consultant a trust worthy instructor, in this method, the mean being used is mantra
    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’s nature
    May covid-19 pandemic will be over soon
    om mani padme hum

  10. Mật Thuận Nguyên says:

    Dear Guru
    I read this article
    I thank the Guru for giving us the dharma so that we know that we are so fortunate to be given the skillful means by the Guru to filter and eliminate the garbage in our minds every day. . mindtash waste is a kind of colorless, odorless, no-shaping garbage that is only manifested through seemingly harmless emotions, everyone has human as greed, doubt, anger, hatred. ..but it is a dangerous germ that kills an entire body of human life just like a wood borer silently hiding inside a log that no one sees through the outside is healthy but the inside is rotting. The Guru helped us identify the types of garbage in our minds and helped us eliminate them every day through reading articles and comments on chanhtuduy.com, practicing the dharma through 16 daily activities. The days continued non-stop, … it was like a storm that washed away the scum that ruled our minds for so long. Thanks to the Guru, we removed many negative emotions to contain positive energies through always rejoicing in the joys of others, rejoicing even the worst to our for I understand that whether a blessing or a catastrophe all is a blessing of the Buddha
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings. May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature
    May the Corona will end soon.
    Om mani padme hum

  11. Mật Diễm says:

    Dear Guru.
    I am glad to read this article.
    Thank you, Guru, compassionately, for giving us the valuable dharma lesson.
    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’s nature,
    Pray for the coronavirus disease soon to be eradicated,
    OM AH HUM

  12. Ashok Verma says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for such knowledgeable Article.

  13. Tantra Denirkirta says:

    Dear Guru,
    It is true, we all have mind trash, and it can be difficult to see in ourselves. I often struggle with looking at myself and others objectively, and seeing my own faults, though I am sure they are many.How can one better see their own faults to correct them, and reduce the collection of mental garbage?

    Also, I have sufferings from the separation of an old romantic companion. I have meditated on this suffering and know that it is rooted in attachment. This has continued for many years (Our relationship ended over seven years ago.) Time doesn’t seem to heal this wound. Do you have any advice on how to remove this mind garbage?

    As always, thank you for your wisdom and thank you for this article!

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      There are advices: (1) do not consider all things as failures (2) you can remember but don’t depend on it (3) read and comment on chanhtuduy.com is means to forget it

  14. Mật Chánh Hưng says:

    Dear Guru!
    I read this article.
    I joyfull to thank you.
    May Guru has a good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May the covid 19 will be soon over.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  15. Tantra Midhita says:

    Dear Guru,

    My mind is indeed littered with refuse, I have found. Dire cleaning is needed. But I am not to fret for it. Cluttering with worry is not my aim. I am picking it all up through focus on the within. I see the filth sometimes, but I had swept it away mostly under a rug at first. I will resolve today to learn the hundred syllable mantra you have shared… Though I am sure my pronunciation is terrible. That is fine, that is what I learn for. You have taught me many things here on Chanh Tu Duy portal, and I always leave with new equipment for mind’s upkeep.

    Thank you Honorable Guru.

    May Guru have peace and long health.
    May the world find their own peace and long health.

    Om mani padme hum.

  16. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear Holy Guru,
    This article is one I needed to hear and is very important to me. My mind is full of mind trash. There is no doubting that. And as the article points out I do not recognize it more often than when I do. I am so grateful for your instructions on how to counter and eliminate this mind trash to help reach liberation. Thank you so much for your teachings. and please continue to point out when I am wrong and need to adjust my attitude and actions. I know this is part of a loving and caring Guru and I trust you. Om Mani Padme Hum

  17. Mật Tuyết Hoa says:

    Dear Guru,
    I have read this article.
    I am thankful for your valuable article. It makes me know that the mind-trash is the negative emotions and which should need to clear daily as the trash in the life. If not, it made us into the troubles, failures and sufferings. Through it, I am happy to know that we can follow Guru in the life, who shows us the way to distinguishing mind-trash and transforming it into five wisdom by practicing and applying Yoga Pure Mind in the life. I am grateful Guru.
    May Guru live long and have a good health for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature.
    May the Covid 19 will end soon.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  18. Brian says:

    Thank you very much for sharing your wisdom. I’m truly thankful for everything you do. I love reading your articles. I’m very sick right now and having a tough time in my life. You always give me hope and faith.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Don’t worry about it. You will get better after reading and commenting!

  19. Sonam Tshering says:

    Dear guru..
    Till now i have read many articles that you have written. The articles are shared by my friend violet. But i have never expected myself to understand like i got from this article. This article gave me higher encouragement to know more because i personally feel i got higher understanding level after reading this article.😊
    We once studied the concept of liberation even after huge sins if we can change and remove our mind trashes. We usually name the teaching as GYELSAY LAGLAN that you have mentioned above, 37 practices of boddhisatavas. This one, we use to study in our national language, Dzongkha in Bhutan.
    But we studied in grade 9. So we didn’t get the real meaning of it. Luckily i got chance to rebost my memory due to your presence.
    I thank guru for transmitting your positive energy just for the well being of every sentient beings.

    Yes, the only way for liberation is to remove the trashes we got as we explore and the only way to remove those mind trashes is to practice what great guru taught and follow what he instructes.

    I understood that the Powerful mantra Om mani pedme hung with the full attention will help to have better insight for the liberation.

    Thank you so much for directing us to the right direction and you are the only reason i can challenge my emotions.
    Thank you.

    And thank [email protected]

  20. Kim Johnson says:

    Thank you Guru for another wonderful article that makes so much sense on how to get rif of the mind trash i love it i been working so hard on this one i have always felt i was a good person always bent over backwards to be there for anyone and the friendship but to feel so used at the same time I have always been there for frirnd that were single mothers and would help with there children and put my heart and sole in to being there for them to help them When needed to the feeling like they suddenly took me out to i got tossed out like trash when they just needed me for there own personal stuff and to just one dump me like trash as a human and a friend and a helping hand for them they would shower me things and places as well i never expecting anything in return ever I just not that kind of person at all they volunteered that that to me it would shock me to have people do things like that for me put it was for there own satisfaction to have me there to do for them as they wanted me for until they was done and suddenly didn’t need me anymore that sadden me but I get over it real dust I don’t let it way me down I move on and rise above now I got to move the mindtrash memories to the trash thank you

  21. tantra mahavita says:

    Dear Holy Guru…Ilay my head at your lotus feet…very happy to read this article…your wisdom and compassion are immensurable..May you have a long life for the benefit all beings…May all beings find nature minds,,May the pandemic end soon…OM MANI PADME HUM

  22. Tantra Mitsharuma (Petra) says:

    Dear Holy Guru
    I thank you for this article. The mind trash. The hardest thing to clean up I think. For me it have very often controlled me and, sorry to say, others mind trash have affected me in a negative state. To be able to clean up ones trash and not take on anyone else’s, that is rare. I hope I will have the ability to do this better.
    May Guru always be blessed and peaceful
    May all sentient beings feel the love of Buddhas nature

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  23. Adrienne says:

    It is important to clean the mindtrash. I attempt to do so nightly before I go to sleep, by releasing the negativity I’ve encountered or felt for myself or others.

  24. Mật Hoàng Trúc says:

    Dear Guru
    I am delighted to read this article.
    Thank you Guru.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the covid-19 pandemic will be soon over.
    Om mani padme hum.

  25. Jussi says:

    Thank you for this article

  26. Mật Tấn Sơn (Đỗ Trường Giang) says:

    Dear Guru,
    I read this article.
    I knew I should find a professional consultant, a trustworthy instructor to help me know how to clean the mindtrash.
    Thank you so much.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May Covid-19 pandemic soon be over.
    Om mani padme hum.

  27. Brandon says:

    Dear guru
    Thank you for your insight and wisdom. I am new to the practice and find the term mindtrash very appropriate for my mindfulness training.

  28. Randy says:

    This article relayed to. me that many of my thoughts ARE simple “mind trash”, and as one trying to accomplish Buddhahood through the mind, primarily, much of ny thinking is counter-intuitive. Many thanks to the kind lady who helped me discover this wonderful afticle.

  29. Tantra Mashinaga says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for this article. This article touched me because I have so much junk in my mind. I must enact the methods that my Guru has taught me to clean up the trash in my mind.

    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)

  30. Hakendra kumar says:

    Its good for humanity

  31. Hakendra kumar says:

    Its good for humanity and every living beings

  32. Keanu says:

    Let we try this. This artictel come in to my life on a moment that i was struggel whit mindtrash. I will thank you for showing the way to clean it up.

  33. Phan thị Bạch Tuyết says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!
    Con Mật phong Tuyết đã đọc bài viết này rồi ạ.Con hoan hỉ và vô cùng biết ơn vị Thầy đã hướng dẫn ,chỉ ra những rác rưởitrong tâm thức của mỗi người chúng con và đã đưa ra những phương thức để loại bỏ chúng.Qua đó giúp chúng con hiểu được sự diệu dụng của thần chú mani về khả năng dọn rác tâm thức.
    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã ban cho chúng con bài pháp thật lợi lạc.Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe của vị Thầy luôn được an tịnh và trụ thế lâu dài vì hạnh phúc của chúng sanh.
    Cầu nguyện cho tất cả chúng sanh được thành tựu hạnh phúc của phật tánh.
    Cầu nguyện cho đại dịch covid 19 được tiêu trừ.
    Om mani padme hum.

  34. Tantra Shadhita says:

    Dear Guru, Many thanks to you for writing an article that is so pertinent to all of our lives. I am taking it to heart, especially since I have tried to suppress my terrible traits of anger, jealousy, greed, and sadness. They come to the surface at the worst times. I have lost friends in the past due to these thoughts and behaviors. I must clean house. Thank you. May you live a long and healthy life.

  35. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear compassionate guru,

    Thank you so much for sharing this article with us, I really admired it, and I’m totally agree with you that everyone of us has a garbage dump inside his mind, that’s a real thing, but I didn’t ever recognize or even think about that before, as usual, and once again, you made me discover new things, and new dimensions, thank you so much again !

    I bow my head down to you
    I devote myself to you

    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 Padme hum 🙏

  36. Bishnu Prasad Das says:

    Respected Guru ji,
    Gone through your article, it’s excellent.Every subject of Guruji is with nice examples or a story. In the story he miraculously connects religions with the value of life. Those who will accept Guru jis true religious values from the heart with true stories. Simple dedicated lifestyle will change your life and attract towards Dharma. Every morning sun rises and giving sufficient energy to all creatures, we can’t survive without Sun. Likewise Dharma also the source of internal energy for us.
    I feel proud of Guru ji and his meaningful teachings for maintenance of smooth and peaceful life.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.
    With Regards
    Bishnu Prasad Das
    India

  37. Mật Ngữ says:

    Dear Guru.
    Thank you for pointing out each person’s mind trash and the method of cleaning them.That is Dharma practice and reciting the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum.
    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.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  38. Franz Reisch says:

    This article was very helpful to me, I have accumulated a lot of mind trash over the decades. The author provides many ways and examples to help rid one of the mind trash. Thank you to my friend Violet, who sent the article to me.

  39. Tantra Upashiti says:

    Thank you Guru for sharing this article. Thank you for pointing out the mind trash and the way to clear it from my mind.

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

    I pray that all sentiment beings attain the happiness of the Buddha Nature.

    I pray for the end of the COVID 19 pandemic.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  40. Nene says:

    A very cleansing article. Thank you we all have a storage of waste within our minds. That sometimes over fills we arent sure how to empty. Change n growth acceptance of something different might be a great power.

  41. Vanessa says:

    Thank you Guru for your valuable lesson!
    I have been experiencing some worry and anxiety lately, and recognizing it as mind trash is very important.
    I pray for your health.
    May covid-19 be eradicated for the benefit of all beings.
    May all sentient beings find peace in the Buddha Nature.
    On Mani Padme Hum.

  42. June says:

    Cleaning our minds from trash truly keeps it clear, making us open and appreciative to beautiful things given by God & shared by man thus making our existence more delightful and meaningful.thank you guru for this teaching and thank you rose for sharing.

  43. Donald kekeke says:

    Thanks Guru for your constantly teachings of the true path of a BHUDIST way of life. And the exposure of the weakness of mindtrash, you have shown us the meaning of true living and freedom of at kind of mindtrash. Guru you have shown us the effect of the trash in our lives, for example you told us about the conciquences of a trashmind, like greed, hated and gossip. These are characteristics of a confused mind. Thanks again Guru for making us to always know the truth about your moral teachings and understanding. Thanks Guru for the end of the covid-19 pandemic worldwide, and constant peace among humanity.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Yes! Let’s remove the mindtrash by reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com. It will help you to gradually clean your “house” and find peace in mind!

  44. Srogers says:

    Dear Holy Guru
    I am Tantra Haramitra

    Thank you for this teaching and showing us the importance of removing the mind trash in us. The importance of Mantras and the four supporting forces was so true, it shows me what comes from the heart was so important

    I am so privileged to accept this guidance. May you have good health, Holy Guru, and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings

    Om mani padme hum

  45. Laxman Yadaorao Aucharmal says:

    Thank you so much for sharing Gurus Discourse on the cleaning the garbages from the mind., Mindtrash.
    Greediness, Angry hate, desires , lust , Delussion tese are Trash stores in mind and deep in mind which became very hard to divide the garbage from the water , the garbage is divided in to small pieces that means trash became the part of day to day life like dust into water. Guru advised to classify the garbage according to its class and Merits.
    Also the collect or gather the garbage is natural process which can be cleaned with natural Dhamma practices as daily.Conscentrating on mindfulness and start to clean the garbage. To see withinself to observe garbages and start to clean it.
    The Garbage can store at any place like USA or Dharmshala , the place is not restricted for garbage collecting . To gossip is the human Nature , if some one is gossiping with you , it is to listen because all gossip is not to neglecting, you ha e to find the hidden reality of gossip trash.

    Garbage is to clean, otherwise the garbage creates hurdle to mindfulness.

    Thank you so much

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Listening to gossips brings more harm than good because it is rare to find the right one who indicate the real mind trash in your mind. Instead, they added more to your garbage dump. Sweeping the trash by Buddhist teachings and methods is the best way, thus reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com is definitely helpful!

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      In general, it depends on the purpose of listening. Listening with Bodhicitta which makes it a means to help sentient beings will help to accumulate merits. On the contrary, listening to gossips as a hobby will create hurdle to mindfulness, as you mentioned.

  46. Clint Therens says:

    Thank You Guru for the article
    I realized a lot

  47. Felicia says:

    Guru,

    The lessons almost seem like they come to me, via a friend, just when I need it most! Great article and great lesson to learn from. I enjoy your writing so much and appreciate your words and teachings every time!

  48. Gurucharan Singh says:

    Thanks very much for this inspiring and logical learning to clean the illusion of our mind.
    🙏

  49. TantraMikaya (jane) says:

    dear holy guru. My sincere thanks for your wonderful article and wisdom in explaining the Dharma to us all. In addition to the perceiving and feeling consciousness (including the so-called “unconscious”) we speak of an even deeper dimension of the mind: the area of ​​nondual, timeless awareness, also called Buddha-nature. It is extremely helpful to be comforting and encouraging to know or to sense that beyond all confusion and all dualistic projections there is such a primal healthy dimension within us. The diversity of our experience manifests itself from this. Into the conscious-mental factors, which, however, can appear in such quick succession that they are also responsible for the unconscious reaction patterns.
    There is worldly trust, which is based on people and circumstances, and spiritual trust, which is trust in the Buddha-nature. We only become able to let go of the observer completely when we have faith in the ultimate.
    The encounter with specific people is important to gain trust in the Dharma,
    Our holy Guru teaches us with his wise articles that we can trust the Dharma. In our life, “garbage” accumulates in the mind and in daily life. From your article I gather that it is up to us to get rid of this garbage. it is important that we find calm and a clear mind in meditation. So we can program ourselves. Whether we carry the garbage with us or whether we get rid of the flood of garbage.
    Faith in the Dharma is the basis for letting go of control.
    Letting go of control enables us to relax.
    It is important to develop “confidence in probabilities”.
    There is an interplay between building up and letting go. Only when there is a basic trust in our spiritualistic teacher, our holy Guru, can one digest disappointments and allow a clearer, more realistic view of him.
    Imagine getting 10 cents every time you heard someone talk badly about you, about others, or about yourself – the latter of which is the worst. You could retire with the money 😉
    But life could be much better for everyone: if they abandon their habit of thinking negatively and instead replace them with positive thinking.
    Negative thinking creeps into our conversations and thinking without us even realizing it. The key to success is: to recognize the negative thoughts and crush them like vermin. Then replace them with positive thoughts. we will feel a big difference in everything we do and get rid of our trash. Thank you so much again for your valuable Article for us. May our holy Guru life long for the sake of all sentient beings. May all beings achieve the Happiness of Buddhas nature. OM MANI PADME HUM

  50. George says:

    It’s very wonderful that all trash i.e. mindtrash can be Totally cleaned..for one to start a new life….now and probably beyond as a new man 👨,through.reciting the mantra…om pad me ……….Great.

  51. George says:

    Thank the Universe that there’s a great Cure for removing / eliminating Mindtrash before it riuns ones spiritual journey.

  52. Sven Odin Munch-Petersen says:

    An absolutely wonderfull article, I very much enjoy how Buddhism, apoproiach a problem not merely from their own school, but includes many schools and teachers of diffrent path, which shows it’s universal nature and benefit to all. ^^

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