Mar 18, 2018

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Letter to disciples No.248: BEING NEW OR OLD DICIPLES IS JUST AN ILLUSION CONCEPT (Mới & Cũ chỉ là khái niệm ảo)

Letter to disciples No.248: BEING NEW OR OLD DICIPLES IS JUST AN ILLUSION CONCEPT (Mới & Cũ chỉ là khái niệm ảo)

Letter to disciples No.248: BEING NEW OR OLD

Dear disciples,

It has been two months since I announced the list of the readers who had new dharma names and were provided accounts to read on chanhtuduy.com in the article titled “Response to readers” dated 01st January 2018.  After two months and seven days, today – 08th March 2018, these new readers are on the list:

No. Secular name Numbers of comments Dharma name
1. Vu Minh Tam 107 Mat Hue Tan
2. Cam Thu 59 Mat Khanh Thao
3. Nguyen Thi Nga 57 Mat Giac Yen
4. Pham Van Khang 51 Mat Khang Cuong
5. Ngo Ngoc Thuy 48 Mat Bich Thuy
6. Hoang Thi Bich Nguyet (Quang Ninh) 46 Mat Hai Nguyet
7. Nguyen Hai Yen 44 Mat Cam Lac
8. Le Mai Dung 42 Mat Khanh Ngan
9. Tran Thi Mai 41 Mat Hong Mai
10. Tran Van Chuc 39 Mat Tuong Niem
11. Mai Gia Huy 36 Mat Khai Nguyen
12. Trinh Thi Phuong Lien 34 Mat Thuan Lien
13. Tran Thu Hien (Quang Ninh) 29
14. Vu thuy Van 27
15. Le Kieu Anh 27
16. Pham Dinh Dang (Quang Ninh) 26
17. Nguyen Thi Lan 25
18. Bui Mai Anh 23
19. Nguyen Thuy Linh 22
20. Nguyen T. Lan 21
21. Ta Thi Ngoan (Quang Ninh) 19
22. VU NHU Y 18
23. Dung Nguyen 18
24. Dang Huu Cuong 18
25. Nguyen Thanh Xuan 17
26. Pham Thi Thu Hoai (Thai Binh) 17
27. Bui Hoang Viet (Quang Ninh) 17
28. Bisnu Prasad Das 16
29. cindy 16
30. Ta Thi Ha Danh 15
31. joseph M plocki 15
32. Neerajkumar Sumaran 14
33. Guldana Safarova 14
34. Gautam Sandesh-yan varman 13
35. Boying-Bagz 13
36. Trieu Quoc Quan (Quang Ninh) 13
37. Vo Hong Ven 12
38. Sunil 12
39. Bui Thanh Loi 11
40. Hue Chi 11
41. Pham Thi Nam 10
42. Linh duoc 8
43. Thao le 8
44. Ugyen Tshomo 7
45. Rishi Ranjan 6
46. Nguyen Thi Nham 5
47. Navin Kumar 4
48. Nguyen Tuan Hung (Quang Ninh) 4
49. Vu The Anh (Quang Ninh) 4
50. Benjamin F ljan Jr 3
51. Le Ngoc Anh 3
52. Jo byeong gyu. 2
53. Pham Thi Hop (Quang Ninh) 2
54. Bui Manh Cuong 2
55. Bich Phuong 2
56. Phuong Le 2
57. venerable H,Rahula 2
58. Pham Bich Ngoc 1
59. Le Hoang 1
60. Marcia Lindenschmidt 1
61. Hung Vu 1
62. Thuong 1
63. Tran Cong Nghia 1
64. Tam Thong 1
65. Kim anh thu 1
66. Nguyen Thi Luong 1
67. mark mcgoveran 1

Following Guru’s step

I would like to congratulate 12 disciples who have the dharma names this time! I know that some who have already had their own dharma name (not from Song Nguyen Tantra House) is not really ready to get another one (from Song Nguyen Tantra House)! Actually, when you have a desire to learn dharma, you will be given a dharma by the Guru as a way to identify the mind -purification Yoga you are following. In the past, Padmasambhava studied from more than 100 Gurus and received that number of dharma names. It doesn’t mean that you remove your former dharma name and get far away from the former Guru; you just have another new dharma name from the new Guru till you get enlightened. Those who have already read 30 articles and had 30 comments will get an account to read after sending personal details to my email address. From that time, you are officially a member of chanhtuduy.com. It is important to note that who has the key to Duy Ma Cat castle to visit dharma flower garden is not the person being taught dharma. You can only be an official disciple and be taught dharma after taking refuge in the Three Jewels.

Guru is introducing to the two Sri Lankan venerables about Song Nguyen Tantra House’s Dharma methods

Mind-purification Yoga is originated from spiritual proven science taught by Buddha, so taking refuge in the Three Jewels is a symbol of gratitude and devotion that needs to be expressed. I am one of Buddha’s disciples, so I cannot arbitrarily give dharma lectures if someone does not accept to take refuge in the Three Jewels, which is the true shelter for us.

However, you do not need to be afraid that you are the subsequent comers. You, prior comers, should not have a thought that you are already taken refuge in the Three Jewels so you can squeeze or bully the subsequent comers. Such “bullying and squeezing” behaviors are not accepted in Song Nguyen Tantra House and can be considered extremely despicable. Those who have such behaviors are worse than a dog that has an ulcer, worse than leprosy in the Middle Ages. Such people soon have to be out of Song Nguyen Tantra House right after their behaviors are found and verified.

I also despise those who has a state of confusion and fear of being subsequent comers so they get sycophantic to their chief vajra brother and other dharma brothers. This cowardly behavior should be rebuked by Daka and Dakini because those people do not follow the Buddha fearless spirit. I also will not contact, care, deliver good work to them and finally let them be normal disciples for chief vajra brothers who are responsible for other dharma brothers and fellows but want to “show off their power”. I not be happy with someone who says to other dharma brothers that “I am your chief vajra brother!” because they cling to unreal fame as normal people in normal life.

Dear disciples,

Song Nguyen Tantra House’s gate

Song Nguyen Tantra House’s door has witnessed the loss of many readers as well as disciples due to the three kinds of behaviors of such people mentioned above. Each time those people show off their power, have fear or perform their bullying or squeezing actions which will be gradually discovered by Daka, Dakini and Guru, they will get themselves farther and farther behind Song Nguyen Tantra House’s door, where exists a saying: SOLEMN DOOR OF SONG NGUYEN TANTRA HOUSE DOES NOT ARBITRARILY  WELCOME GUESTS. IN THE MIND-PURIFICATION PLACE, DOES NOT DISCUSS AFFAIRS OF LIFE.

The spirit of harmony in Song Nguyen Tantra House

The discussion and expressions of affairs of life are not accepted in Song Nguyen Tantra House. Lots of people praise the spirit of harmony in Song Nguyen Tantra House which is achieved with Guru’s strictness. The other good disciples contributed to the great achievements of the Dharma Conference 2018. In the race in the battle of being alive or dead, who is resistant, patient, brave will reach the goal first, but not the one who is under the names of chief vajra brothers, fellows, disciples, members, readers, etc., or the one who enters the door of Song Nguyen Tantra House before or after others.

Dharma brothers in the spirit of harmony

On the occasion of listing the disciples who are the new comers of Duy Ma Cat castle, I have some words and hope that you are happy with my direct utterance. Even you do not agree or have negative opinions, I still do not change my points of view on organization and teaching methods. May all beings have the sense of shame and humility. Om mani padme hum!

A raining afternoon on the peak of Phu Van mountain

Thinley – Nguyen Thanh


Vietnames version: Thư gửi các trò 248: MỚI & CŨ CHỈ LÀ KHÁI NIỆM ẢO

  1. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    Its nice to see that you do not accept bullies. I like seeing so many new damma names. I hope they follow your lessons to enlightenment. I hope to continue to follow your lessons myself to enlightenment. May  you be well for the sake of all sentient beings. Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Amishuta sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con hoan hỷ với lời dạy của Thầy là Thầy không chấp nhận hạnh vi chèn ép, bắt nạt người đến sau của học trò. Con hoan hỷ khi nhìn thấy tên của nhiều đạo hữu mới. Con mong rằng những đạo hữu mới này sẽ được theo học Thầy để được giác ngộ. Con cầu nguyện bản thân con tinh tấn học từ Thầy để đạt được giác ngộ.

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  2. Tantra Mahavita says:
    Querido Santo Guru : A veces estos articulos estan totalmente fuera de mi comprension. No se que decir. . Que la maravillosa rueda del Dharma , siga girando . Que nuestro Guru , viva . feliz. Y siga bendiciendo con sus maravillosas enseñanzas. Que todos los seres esten libres de sufrimiento y sus causas. Que todos los seres encuentren la felicidad y las causas de la felicidad. Que todos los seres vivan en la ecuanimidad . libre de apego y aversion. Que la bondad y la compasion de la sabiduria de la no dualidad. Que la preciosa Bodhichita haya nacido en aquellos donde o lo es. Pueda que la bodhichita una vez que nazca no decaiga y se expanda mas y mas. Que le precioso espiritu del despertar nazca en aquellos donde no esta. Que una vez que nazca , no se deteriore y aumente cada vez mas . OM MANI PADME HUM
  3. Tantra Upatissa says:
    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    Feel very happy to see more disciples interested in learning about Dharma.

    Mind of these disciples may be protected from impure thoughts and these new dharma friends be protected and get liberation under your guidance of right path.

    May Guru 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 được đọc bài viết này. 

      Con hoan hỷ khi thấy càng nhiều đạo hữu thích học Phật pháp. 

      Tâm của Phật tử sẽ được bảo vệ,  thoát khỏi những niệm tưởng bất tịnh.  Con cầu nguyện các đạo hữu mới được bảo vệ và đạt được giác ngộ tối thượng dưới sự chỉ dạy của Thầy để đi đúng quỹ đạo chánh pháp. 

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy trụ thế lâu dài,  thân tâm an tịnh. 

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ phiền não và đạt được giác ngộ. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  4. Dear holy Guru,

    I highly appreciate your compassion to spread the teachings of Buddha every corner all over the world through the wonderful garden of dharma flowers, chanhtuduy. Your articles pervaded with your compassion and wisdom shine upon this Saha and eliminate all the dark of ignorance and suffering. The fragrance of virtue from Guru spreads all over the world. And I am happy with those who are bestowed dharma names by Guru.

    I am thankful for your teachings in which I understand clearly the true nature of all things. I should avoid the attachments on name or appearance. I should examine my actions of body, speech and mind constantly in order not to waste the good chance to be guided by Guru on the path to enlightenment. In addition,  I understand that the extent to which practitioner has been able to overcome the self-attachment will show the degree to which practitioner has practiced the Dharma properly.

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

    I am also delighted with the good deed of  the vajra brother who translated your article into English. Her translation supports to spread your articles all over the world.

    May the vajra brother’s wishes come true and get joyful on the path to enlightenment.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  5. Dr.C H Lakshmi narayan says:
    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 Tantra Nirvadeva.

    Guruji clarifies in this article, one may get any number of Dharma names from many Gurus till one is Enlillghtened, the best example being Master Padmasambhava who studied from more than 100 Gurus and recieved that number of Dharma names.!

    It doesn’t mean to keep away from the former Gurus from whom one got former Dharma names.

    Further, Guruji  makes it crystal clear that there is no distinction between the new recently came Dharma Practicioners and old senior Dharma Practicioners in Song Nguyen Tantra House. All are treated with Equanimity.!. ” bullying and squeezing ” behavior from co- Dharma Practicioners is strictly forbidden in Song Nguyen Tantra House. The doors of Song Nguyen Tantra House will be closed for such people

    Guruji affirms he will not contact, take care and deliver good work to them. Hence, the Dharma Practicioners should be free from 8- worldly whirlwinds.

    The origin of mind purification yoga is from Buddha and is a Spiritual proven science taught by Buddha. To receive this knowledge, according to Guruji, one must compulsorily take refuge in the the three Jewels!.

    Solomon door of Song Nguyen Tantra House does not Arbitrarily welcome Guests in the Mind purification place, does not discuss affairs of Life.!

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Long live our beloved Guruji for upholding Dharma.

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan.

     

  6. Mật Thủy says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I’m delighted to read your letter no.248: “Being new or old disciples is just an illusion concept”. I’d like to congratulate readers who are bestowed Dharma names by Guru.

    Through this article, Guru also gives us the lesson not to fall in the illusion concept of being new or old, which is presented in three cases:

    (1) squeezing or bullying the subsequent comers as having a thought of prior comers.

    (2) having a state of confusion and fear of being subsequent comers so they get sycophantic to their chief Vajra brother and other dharma brothers.

    (3) chief Vajra brothers who are responsible for other dharma brothers and fellows but want to “show off their power”

    I highly appreciate these teachings of Guru. Thanks to that, we are in Song Nguyen Tantra House really enjoy the spirit of harmony of dharma brothers.

    I sincerely thank you for your article.

    May you and your consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings!

    I’m also delighted with Mat Hong Quang for her translation which helps Guru’s article spread wide and far to the foreigners.

    Om mani padme hum

  7. Triệu Quốc Quân (Quảng Ninh) says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    I really rejoice in reading this article.

    Thank you so much for your teaching.

    May you and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings .

    May all sentient beings be surrounded by the Three Jewels.

    Om mani padme hum

  8. Trần Thu Hiền (Quảng Ninh) says:

    Dear holy Guru ,

    I am happy to read this article . Thank you so much for your sharing . May you and your cousort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings . May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature .

    Om Mani Padme Hum .

  9. Bùi Mai Anh(Quảng Ninh) says:
    Dear holy Guru,

    I am delight to read this lesson . Thanks you so much for your sharing teaching . May you and your cousort have good health and live long for the sake of all living beings .

  10. Phạm Đình Đang(Quảng Ninh) says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    I am impressed by your article. Thank you so much for your sharing. May Guru and Dakini Mat Dieu live long for the mission of flourising dharma everywhere. May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature.

    Om mani padme hum.

  11. Vũ Thúy Vân(Quảng ninh) says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    I am happy to read this article.

    Thank you so much for your sharing.

    May you and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all living beings.

    May all living beings be surrounded by the Three Jewels.

    Om mani padme hum.

  12. Tạ Thị Ngoan (Quảng Ninh ) says:
    Dear holy Guru,

    I really rejoice in reading this article. Thank you so much for your sharing. May you and your consort have good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings. May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  13. Bùi Hoàng Việt (Quảng Ninh) says:
    Dear holy Guru,

    I am happy to read this article .Thank you so much for your sharing.

    May you and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings .

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature.

    Om Mani padme hum.

  14. Mật Cẩm Lạc ( Nguyễn Hải Yến ) says:
    Dear holy Guru,

    I am delighted with this lesson. Thank you so much for your teaching.

    May you and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May all sentient being attain the happiness of Buddha nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  15. Mật Hải Nguyệt (Hoàng Thị Bích Nguyệt) says:
    Dear holy Guru ,

    I really rejoice in reading your article . Thank you very much for your sharing. May the Guru and Dakini Mat Dieu live long for the mission of flourising dharma everywhere. May all sentient beings be free from suffering and its causes.

    Om mani padme hum .

  16. Lê Thị Nga (Quảng Ninh) says:
    Dear holy Guru,

    I am happy to read this article .Thank you very much for  your teaching .

    May you and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings .

    May all sentient beings be free from suffering and its causes.

    OM MANI PADME HUM.

     

  17. Dear Holy Guru,

    I am delighted to read your letter: “Being new or old disciples is just an illusion concept”. I would like to congratulate 12 dharma friends who have recently the dharma name from you. I would like to express my gratitude to you for your teaching.

    May you and your 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!

  18. Lan Trần says:
    Dear Guru,

    I have read this article already. I would like to say congrats to new dharma friends who have received dharma names from Guru. Thank you so much for your kindness of giving them an opportunity to access Vimalakirti ‘s room, chanhtuduy.com.

    May you and Dakini Mat Dieu live long for the mission of protecting Dharma.

    May all new comers of Song Nguyen Tantra House practise dharma diligently under your guidance and achieve their legitimate wishes.

    May all sentient beings be free from suffering and its causes.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  19. Dear Holy Guru,

    I’ve already read “Letter to disciple No. 248: Being new or old disciples is just an illusion concept”.

    I’m delighted with the happiness of 12 readers who have received new dharma names, and are about to become the official member of Chanhtuduy.com after sending personal information to Guru’s email address, it also means will be given the key to visit the dharma flower garden at Duy Ma Cat castle.

    I highly appreciate the teachings that Guru gives us through this occasion, to warn us and point out to us behaviors that are unacceptable in Song Nguyen Tantra House. Those are domineering (squeezing or bullying the subsequent comers as having thought of prior comers); complex (having a state of confusion and fear of being subsequent comers so getting sycophancy); and willing to “show off their power” comes from chief vajra brothers. This article is also an opportunity for us to review ourselves and adjust our behaviors in body, speech and mind in accordance with the path of the Dharma.

    I will remember Guru’s teaching “In the race in the battle of being alive or dead, who is resistant, patient, brave will reach the goal first, but not the one who is under the names of chief vajra brothers, fellows, disciples, members, readers, etc… or the one who entered the door of Song Nguyen Tantra House before or after others”.

    I’m grateful to this beneficial article of the Guru. May Holy Guru and his consort have a good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    I’m also delighted with the good deeds of vajra brother who translated this article into English.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  20. Tantramikaya ( Jane) says:
    Dear holy guru. Thanks for your article and the list of readers with the new Dharma name. It is a great honor and great to see your articles and Dharma teachings read and commented on worldwide. It shows us that there is a great interest in Dharma and your articles around the world. At the same time, you teach the rules and behaviors that are unacceptable in Song Nguen Tantra House. These are domineering. 1. To squeeze or harass the following comers, because they have the early mates, who have a state of confusion and fear of further comers and are ready to show of power. We always want to understand ourselves and our agents, it is in the sense of the Dharma and we are the right path to follow Buddha with devotion and trust. May our guru have a long and healthy life. May all be happy and free from suffering. Om Mani Padme Hum
  21. Boying Baguio says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you very much for including my name on the list. My Dharma name haven’t listed yet but I’m so glad that you were able to recognized my comments in chanhtuduy. Again, my gratitude to my friend Mat Dieu Hanh for never been tired of guiding me and sharing me wisdom. She was the one who made an effort of kindness for me to get in touched with your article.

    Blessings and good moments to each and everyone.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

     

     

     

  22. Boying Baguio says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    My greeting to all brothers and sisters.

    The article gave me a great view of what really exist in some parts of life. I felt overwhelmed having been read it because in some ways I was exposed to such situation. May I have the moment to share it and please allow me part what I learned.

    Seniority phenomenon has been normal in many establishment. The idea of “first come first heard” sometimes cannot be totally out within an office of such certain areas. It is indeed giving bad effect in so many ways especially in novice individual who has been getting started to such a task in the job. Although, not all are in to it, because some people do use their seniority in many good ways like being handful to assist new ones, giving teaching and assistance to new comers. The scenario got into worse when those individuals who had been seniors in a position will use their long time stand to exercise power to manipulate situations.

    I happened to work as a physical therapist in a hospital in our place for a long time before, almost a decade. But my position has been not stable since we are still under the umbrella of a main department, Nursing Department. All of us are volunteers actually, unpaid. We only got chances from some few patients who hand us over some, but not all and not always. Having enough for a lunch and some snacks in the afternoon after clinic hours would made us happy enough to be regenerated to come at the clinic for the next morning. When the time comes when we are about to take our isolated position for the head PT, I was one among the candidates for it. We were two actually but since it has been our agreement in our group that those who had been longer in times of staying there should fill in the position. My colleague got in there a month before me so I will be the assistant of her, just in case the position of the supervisor will take over in our new independent department. Until all of a sudden when the order came in, none of us two were chosen. They have assigned someone who is a nephew of a higher official in the military and just stayed there for just a matter of a month, and picked one from our member to take the two position. Everyone of us got disappointed but we can’t do anything because there are still some higher positions sitting above us. Though, it is obvious how everything has been manipulated with the decision of a superior officers. Power took its way over proper rules and regulations.Those days had been passed long years ago. I came now to a point to understand and accept things. Though, I admit I am guilty of hatred during those days that I tend to regulate negative thoughts all over my mind in almost of my everyday during that time. I have hated those people who took the position, those people who did the wrong decision, those people I expected to be friends within the office who can support us but turns us down at the end. They can’t do anything to stand for what is right against what is supposed to, since it is a decision of their superior. They have to make a choice for themselves as well, to be right for the rules or take the risk to be out from work.

    A morning just came in when I just woke up thinking that burying myself in hatred brought about by the past which is out of my control will just compromise my moments. I was wounded inside but no one could heal me outhere rather than myself. Maybe it was an event that happened that I need to internalize because there is something I need to learn from it. And indeed I was right, things happened because I have to learned the reality in this life that we are not totally in control of those things that are happening outside us, but how we are going to feel and react about those, is in our own decision. Most often, how we give our feedback to such situations radiates who we are. And that is what I was then, I was succumbed by negativity. So I decided to take off my cloth of hatred and wear a new one wherein I can still be functional and manifest in a better way. And that was the second lesson I learned, I am capable to change from someone unpleasant to a better person. I have forgiven those people, those situations, those unfortunate scenarios. So, the most thing that I learned from my experience is that, learning to forgive is a great skill that tends you to meet the great person within you. Being new or old in wherever corner of this world, you are capable for it.

    May we all have peace and great understanding for each and everyone.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

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