Jun 22, 2018

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Lesson 5: KEEPING MIND IN BALANCE TO APPROACH TRUE NATURE (Giữ tâm quân bình, thái độ hân thưởng)

 Lesson 5: KEEPING MIND IN BALANCE TO APPROACH TRUE NATURE

Upon teaching the disciples, the Buddha took an example on a wood log that floated on the spring. He insisted that unless it settled on either side of the riverbank, it would flow straightly to the sea.

The Buddha took example on a floating wood log on the spring

 

Another anecdote goes that a bhikkhu was making all efforts to concentrate his mind but he finally could not. The Buddha knew that this bhikkhu used to be a skillful Sitar player before he lived a monastic life, he took the image of this instrument to teach him.

The Buddha asked:” Does the gentle sound come from the over-tightened strings?”

“No”, replied disciple

“Does the gentle sound come from over-slackened strings?”

“Absolutely not”

“Then could you meditate in this way? Neither too tight nor too slack”.

The bhikkhu followed the Buddha’s instruction by keeping his mind balanced during meditation and as the result, he found the nature of Wisdom Mind.

“Does the gentle sound come from the over-tightened strings?”

 

Normally, some practitioners feel lazy in practice, just like the flame is sometimes strong, sometimes weak or even dies, thus the food can’t be cooked well. On the contrary, some are so diligent that they follow extremely strictly sessions and every details of practice like a clock but still they cannot gain results. Why? Because too much tension in practicing the Dharma will cause mental illness. The practitioner therefore should keep their mind in balance, avoiding too much tension or laziness.

In previous lessons, I have described wonderful functions and abilities of pure secret essence and introduced logical arguments of great siddhas as the foundation for the formation of ways linking with the pure energy. The most important thing is how to keep it as an inexhaustible spiritual source that runs unimpeded. All this can be done by keeping our mind balanced (not too tense nor too loose). In order to gain a balanced mind, we need build an enjoyable attitude from which we freely play with our mind.

In “The Magic Dance: The Display of the Self-nature of the Five Wisdom Dakinis”, revered Master Thinley Norbu taught that in any Buddhist or non-Buddhist practices, it is necessary to have a playful mind which is non-seeking and unobstructed and to increase the natural pure energy of the subject.

In any Buddhist or non-Buddhist practices, it is necessary to have a playful mind which is non-seeking and unobstructed and to increase the natural pure energy of the subject.

 

So what is “thai do han thuong” (enjoyable attitude) and how to turn the attitude (subtle element) into enlightenment quality (pure element)? First of all, we need know the meaning of “han thuong”. “Han” refers to the joyfulness while “Thuong” means enjoy something simply by looking at it or enjoy something with knowledge or by distinction. In short, “han thuong” means a joyful enjoyment by five sense organs (ear, eyes, nose, tongue and mind).

 

In our daily life, we often enjoy happy events like the celebrations of wedding, birthday or the baby’s first birthday… . It’s not wrong! However, it’s a condition that links us with the gross elements that are impermanent.  A man painfully told me that he used to happily and proudly welcome the birth of his son but now this son brought shame on the whole family for the crime he’d committed. A woman complained that she was so happy to witness her daughter tying the knot with a man but now she wished her not to get married because this couple had moved out to avoid seeing her.

A woman complained that she was so happy to witness her daughter tying the knot with a man but now she wished her not to get married because this couple had moved out to avoid seeing her.

Enjoyment after Dharmakaya offering

On the contrary, the Buddha taught the practitioner to enjoy life by “always staying content with modesty; retaining the path and take solely wisdom as career” (The Eight Great Causes of Enlightenment Sutra). Here we can see the unimpeded spirit of the Buddhist who always enjoy life even in simple conditions of clothes, food, seat and resting place. Why can they overcome material difficulties? Because the Buddha taught his disciples not to attach to but rather take the gross or subtle elements as a test for their spiritual level. An anecdote goes that a rain destroyed the roof of the tent where accommodated two monks. The young monk grumbled all night for this unexpected accident while the elder one bowed his hands in front of the chest praying:” O’ my Yidam, may I give you the sincerest gratefulness for  protecting our tent from being collapsed so that we can stay through this long night!” Then he fell asleep with contentment till next morning. The young monk meanwhile woke up with a haggard look.

O’ my Yidam, my sincerest gratfulness to you

 

During the time of Mahayana, vajrayana masters taught about the correlation to five senses (form, sound, scent, taste and touch) in the way that is described in the following verse:” We enjoy worldly pleasures without attached mind. We have inward but not outward renunciation.” Siddha Tilopa taught that :” The problem is not enjoyment. The problem is attachment.” This means we “use but not abuse”, irrespective of gross or subtle elements.  Failure or success, all originate from this key point.

“The problem is not enjoyment. The problem is attachment.”

Lama Yeshe Rinpoche taught:” When we experience something pleasant, we enjoy it in easy way and claim no more. We have such easygoing attitude for perceiving that such enjoyment is impermanent and that we are heading to higher happiness – accessing the true nature. By this noble goal, we would neither be driven by sensory pleasures nor disappointed at bad things happened to us. In other words, instead of relying on objects of senses as a solution to our satisfaction, we lay belief on our own inner strength”. (“Introduction to Tantra – A Vision of Totality”).

When we experience something pleasant, we enjoy it in easy way and claim no more.

In the Avalokitesvara Sraddhotpada sastra, Hai Tin (author) said: ” You have full rights to enjoy comforts over your own money. You have full rights to enjoy any respects over your social position. The practice of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva (i.e recite his name, chanting his mantra) does not create a pessimism or optimism. A practitioner should know where he is standing, live with what he is possessing and enjoy what he has full rights over.

He can feel the happiness arisen from the smoothness of a mattress.

He can feel the happiness arisen from a tasty food.

What counts is the moment he loses the mattress and got no delicious meal.

He also has a wife but voluptuousness cannot seduce him to commit bad deeds.

He also has a family but flesh-and-blood relations cannot deprive him of his own good intentions

He also has a job but the benefits cannot drive him to the way of harming others.

Mind cultivation means to put all unwholesome thoughts back to the right track of mindfulness. Why so? Unwholesome thoughts will disturb your mind. They make you think you have possessive rights over things that do not legitimately belong to you.

Mind cultivation means to put all unwholesome thoughts back to the right track of mindfulness.

Conversly, you will be absolutely free to enjoy anything in favorable circumstances. What are favorable circumstances? Favorable circumstances mean environments and conditions in which you are entitled to enjoy what you like and with a tranquil mind.

This explains why the practitioner always finds happiness but not sadness, peace and joy but not misery. Why? The practice does not prevent him from enjoying worldly pleasures but saves him from what are called sufferings…”. Above is the attitude of enjoyment both in monastic and lay life, thanks to which we can enjoy but are not driven by five desires (panca visaya). This will help us create a balanced mind which easily connects to the pure energy. Nonetheless, in practicing ten spiritual  activities in Buddhism, both Mahayana and Vajrayana, how to have an attitude which helps the practitioner enjoy life  but still not to go off track? I will present in the next lesson.

Phuoc Thanh Village, July 17, 2013

THINLEY-NGUYEN THANH

Translated by Mat Hue Phap


Bài 5: GIỮ TÂM QUÂN BÌNH, THÁI ĐỘ HÂN THƯỞNG 

  1. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear Guru,

    I’m finding that absolutely NOTHING is permanent in life except change. I am facing many changes right now and am going to heed your advice in this article and try to take it in the middle and make my own music. I must depend on only me and my practice as well as my faith that things will turn out good because of the good karma I am building. Thank you for this article and thank you for taking the time to write such articles for your disciples to find peace and harmony in our lives. Striving for enlightenment is a serious commitment and I want this so bad. I’m learning slowly as this is not an over night adventure but rather a life long journey. I will continue to read and comment and follow instructions on my journey to enlightenment. May you be well for the sake of all others and may your disciples find the enlightenment we all strive for. Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Nguyên Thành says:

      Your solid faith and diligence in practicing the dharma lead you to the happiness in life and the progress on the path to enlightenment. 

    • Tantra Amishuta says:

      Dear Guru,

      Thank you kindly. I am happy to be on this path. The journey itself is an enjoyable one and I can only imagine the happiness I will find in enlightenment. Om mani padme hum

  2.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    Querido Santo Guru : Cada dia sus articulos nos ayudan para que sus discipulos encuentren , paz y armonia en sus vidas. Profundo agradecimiento , por compartirlos y por tomarse el tiempo para escribirlos. Absolutamente , nada , es permanente , excepto el Cambio……Podemos disfrutar  de la vida , sin apego .El cultivo de la mente significa devolver todos los pensamientos insanos a la senda correcta de la atencion plena. Porque?…Pensamientos desagradables perturbaran la mente . Te hace pensar que tienes derechos posesivos sobre cosas que legitimamente no te pertenecen . Dicho esto , solamente podemos , depender de la practica, asi tambien de la fe , que podemos tener en el buen karma que estamos construyendo . Este es un viaje de toda la vida. Poco a poco vamos aprendiendo …Seguiremos aprendiendo y siguiendo sus instrucciones , en este viaje hacia la liberacion …Querido Guru …Que todos los seres se beneficien , que seas feliz y tengas  una larga vida….Que todos los seres encuentren la felicidad de la verdadera naturaleza de Buda . OM MANI PADME HUM

  3. Tantra Mikaya says:

    dear holy guru. I have read your article attentively and I would like to express my thoughts on it. I know that’s thoughts. And thoughts that we have learned are sometimes restless and out of stock. As nothing is permanent and our biggest mistake should not be that we hold on and cling. Birthdays, weddings are short moments of happiness but when we meditate daily we will find our center and our happiness and strength within us because through the meditations we calm and purify our minds and only then will we succeed in the path of enlightenment. I have read a story that I would like to tell you. It was about a man appearing before God and saying to that man it is time to go. and the human replied that he still had so much in mind. But God said he was sorry but the time of man has come and God put a suitcase in front of these people. and the person asked if his belongings or his money is in this suitcase. God answered these things you never really heard. You belong to the world. Man asked are all my memories in this suitcase? God answered calmly these memories did not hear you, they belong to the time. Again asked the man are in the suitcase my talents. And God said these talents belong to the circumstances as they came to you. Astonished, the human being asked, are my friends in the suitcase? Again God answered the friends did not belong to you they belonged to your way. Again, the man asked if it was his family and God answered that his family belonged to the heart as well. Then the man spoke then my body is in the suitcase but God answered that the body turned to dust. The man became angry and tore open the suitcase and he saw that the suitcase was empty. With tears in his eyes, man asked, so I never owned anything? God said you had something. Every moment you lived was yours. Your existence was a sequence of moments that belonged to you. Therefore, we should think carefully about how we live our lives and enjoy this life. Material things are insignificant. We sure need them to live. But how we shape our lives is in our hands. When we believe and trust in material values, we end up in samsara. But as we transform our minds with consistent happiness, practicing the Dharma daily and expanding our knowledge and reading and commenting on the Articles of our holy Guru, we will go on the right path of liberation to enlightenment. May Buddhism and the precious Dharma be lived around the world for the benefit of all. May our holy guru and disciple have a long and healthy life for the benefit of all and with happiness. May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddha s nature. OM MANI PADME HUM

  4. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    It’s a beautiful article explaining us how to enjoy the life in good or bad circumstances with a balanced mind.

    May all beings enjoy everything they possess but do not get attached to them.

    May Guru and his consort live long and protected and get enlightened.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    May all beings have a balanced mind.

    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 hay và lợi lạc này. 

      Bài viết luận giảng cho chúng con hiểu được cách hân thưởng cuộc sống với tâm quân bình dù trong lúc khó khăn hay trong hoàn cảnh thuận lợi. 

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh hân thưởng cuộc sống,  ghi nhớ biết đủ và không bám chấp vào những gì mình đã có. 

      Cầu nguyện Thầy và người phối ngẫu tâm linh của Thầy trụ thế lâu dài,  thân tâm an tịnh. 

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh giữ tâm quân bình,  đoạn trừ phiền não và đạt được giác ngộ tối thượng. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. “

  5. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerebol Guru.

    My name is tantra siramitra.

    Nice article. As we know averything is transitory, good things, and bad things, nothing lasts, averting changes from one moment to the next! Only our practice dousent cheng, beside the circumstances we all weis carry the armor of the the Holly Dharma.

    Thank you.

    OM MANI PEDME HUM……

  6. Dr. C H Lakshmi narayan. says:

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Respected Guruji, I bow my head at your lotus feet.

    Dharma pracPract we do should also be neither too tight not too slack just as the Sitar musical instrument in which musical sound could not be obtained if its strings are over slackened or over tightened as the beautiful example  given by Buddha ! Like wise there should be a balance in all the works we do avoiding the two extremes !

    Every thing should be done with a modesty in a sportive mind, with a joyful enjoyment by five sense organs.

    Master Tilopa said, ” The problem is not enjoyment, the problem is attachment” !

    Instead of our deep attachment to our sensory pleasures, we have to depend on our inner Spiritual strength!.”

    Mind cultivation through Dharma practices means to put all unwholesome thoughts back to the right track of mindfulness. Then, you will be free to enjoy anything in favourable circumstances within the orbit of Dharma in tranquil mind!. This does not prevent one from enjoying worldly pleasures  but leaves him from sufferings free from five desires thus keeepik the mind balanced and tranquil.

    This attitude helps one the art of how to enjoy life but still not go out of track of Dharma orbit.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan

    ( Tantra Nirvadeva )

     

  7. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    Today is June 23rd here, Your birthday!! I want to wish you the warmest greeting and tell you how much I appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to teaching Buddhism to your disciples across the world. I hope you have a wonderful day!! May you be well for the sake of all Om Mani Padme Hum

  8. Mô Phật!

    Mật thúy rất hoan hỉ với thiện hạnh dịch bài viết của vị Thầy sang tiếng Anh của huynh Mật Huệ Pháp cầu nguyện cho huynh luôn tin tấn thực hành pháp để được thanh thông thế sự  cầu mông tất cả chúng sanh luôn có duyên lành biết đến chánh pháp OM ah hum

  9. Pamela Burridge says:

    It is a wise lesson you have given me. Before I took my inner vows, I noticed how joyful Buddhists were. After my vows, I wondered when the joy would come to me. I now realize, I was the one blocking my joy through my attachments. You have shown me a great lesson. I will read and reread your article to make sure the lesson sinks in.

    Thank you.

  10. Hanumanthappa says:

    Very nice article guruji. om guru Om .

  11. Dear Holy Guru,

    I am delighted to read your nice article. Keeping the mind balance is the key factor for Buddhist practitioners to go on the Middle Way. Attachment is the main reason of suffering,  but how to avoid attachments and keeping the mind in balance are still the problems needed to be solved. As a saying of Buddha in the sutra of Dhammapada:

    “Mind is the forerunner of (all evil) states.

    Mind is chief; mind-made are they.

    If one speaks or acts with wicked mind,

    because of that, suffering follows one,

    even as the wheel follows the hoof of the draught-ox.

    Mind is the forerunner of (all good).

    Mind is chief; mind-made are they.

    If one speaks or acts with pure mind,

    because of that, happiness follows one,

    even as one’s shadow that never leaves.”

    The mind or the attitude in this life is very important to set up our actions of mind,  speech and body. A saying of Tilopa of that “The problem is not enjoyment. The problem is attachment.” pointed out the importance of right attitudes in this life and on the spiritual path to enlightenment.

    More importantly, the ultimate goal of practicing the Dharma is to get wisdom. Why we have to focus on the other things which do not help us get wisdom like making charity,  being strict vegetarians, building temples,  worshipping Gods and other wrong view rituals? With wisdom,  we are clearly able to enjoy life with the balanced mind, no attachments.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful article which teaches me a nice lesson on the Middle Path.

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

    I also rejoice in the good deed of Mat Hue Phap who translated your article into English. Her noble work supports to spread the Buddha’s teachings written in your articles all over the world for the benefit of all beings.

    May Mat Hue Phap get successful in life and be joyful on the path to enlightenment with balanced mind.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  12. Gautam Sandesh-yan varman says:

    Dear holy Guruji!!

    Thanks for the wonderful article ..

    You have described the middle way beautifully…

    Namo buddhāya!!!!

     

  13. Steve Rogers says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    i am Tantra Haramitra

    i thank you for these words.I am spending more time just enjoying the moment and not worrying about what I don’t have or where I should be. I have just spent the afternoon on some sand dunes by the sea, the pleasure I got from just having peace in a beautiful setting was wonderful. It was just taking time to make the most of what I had at that precise moment made me feel whole.

    I thank the Holy Guru for his wisdom and guidance, may he have a long healthy life for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    Om mani padme hum

  14. Nguyễn Thanh Xuân says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con Mật Tấn Lực hoan hỷ tán thán thiện hạnh của đạo huynh Mật Huệ Pháp đã chuyển ngữ bài viết của vị Thầy sang tiếng Anh. Giúp bạn đọc hữu duyên có cơ hội được đọc, hiểu bài viết của vị Thầy tâm linh, có cơ hội được kết nối với vị Thầy tôn quý trên tranh chanhtuduy.com.

    Con cầu nguyện cho ánh sáng chánh kiến Phật đà và ánh sáng trí tuệ của vị Thầy được lan tỏa tới bạn đọc và chúng sanh khắp muôn nơi.

    Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe, sự trường thọ của Thầy Cô vì đại nghiệp hoằng dương chánh pháp, vì lợi lạc của chúng sanh.

    Pháp đệ cầu nguyện cho đạo huynh Mật Huệ Pháp gia đình hạnh phúc, thành tựu Đời  – Đạo song hành.

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

    Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum!

  15. Kính Bạch Thầy.

    Con hoan hỉ tán thán thiện hạnh của đạo huynh Mật Huệ Pháp đã chuyển ngữ bài viết của Thầy sang tiếng Anh, nhằm giúp cho chúng sanh hữu tình ở nước ngoài được tiếp cận với ánh sáng chánh pháp của Đức Phật ngang qua những bài viết trên chanhtuduy.com tại Mật gia song Nguyễn, để được cơ hội bước đi trên con đường giải thoát qua sự chỉ dạy của vị Thầy Mật giáo .

    Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy Cô vì hạnh phúc của chúng sanh.

    Cầu mong cho tất cả chúng sanh uống được tinh túy cam lồ .

    Om Mani Padme Hum .

  16. Bishnu Prasad Das says:

    Respected Guru Ji,

                                         My pleasure to go through this article. It is very nice and essential to the learner of Buddha Drarma . Examples  are given  with simple words, really touching our heart. Concentration and our positive attitude can lead us to be a true disciple. Dharma and Karma both should be followed for peaceful life. Goutam Buddha shown us  how to follow the Dharma with positive attitude. 

                                      I once again thanks Guru Ji  for his selfless service for the common disciple and to built a peaceful atmosphere for all.

    With Regards,

    Bishnu prasad Das.

    India.    

    • Nguyên Thành says:

      I like your comment. It touched my heart. 

      • Bishnu Prasad Das says:

        My regards to Guru ji,

        Extremely happy to get your prompt reply. If almighty  allow me…. I must meet you in the 3rd week of July 2018 in person. Very powerful magnetic field is within you….ordin ord iron like me is attracted towards your magnetic field. Mind diversion sometimes pulling me to wards opposite direction but compass neddle always show North and South. Always magnetic field attracts iron…though magnet was once a piece of iron. Likewise an ordinary man can change his / her character when he /she tagged with the real Guru who is like a magnet to change a simple iron to a new shaped magnet. A real Dharma friend.

        With regards.

        Bishnu Prasad Das

        India

  17. Bishnu Prasad Das says:

    My regards to Guru ji,

    Extremely happy to get your prompt reply. If almighty  allow me…. I must meet you in the 3rd week of July 2018 in person. Very powerful magnetic field is within you….ordin ord iron like me is attracted towards your magnetic field. Mind diversion sometimes pulling me to wards opposite direction but compass neddle always show North and South. Always magnetic field attracts iron…though magnet was once a piece of iron. Likewise an ordinary man can change his / her character when he /she tagged with the real Guru who is like a magnet to change a simple iron to a new shaped magnet. A real Dharma friend.

    With regards.

    Bishnu Prasad Das

    India

  18. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerebol Guru.

    My name is tantra siramitra.

    I had to read this article again, because i found it interesting!!

    May Avery one be.

    OM MANI PEDME HUM……

  19. Foxxie Luna Inariusagi says:
    I can so relate to this. The message is very clear and crisp and leads to an ease of mind and thus ease of life. Thank you.
  20. Tink Clarence hamm says:
    Dear respected Gura

    Thank you. I  need more work, I see my faults and address them, I guess I am saying that being one, relying on me is not always easy to maintain the middle all the time, at times I fail but always rebound to the middle, mostly I leave the middle inside my mind, the outside me always has a smile or a friendly look, but inside thoughts of doubt, negativity, and so on. I have to work on it more, the happiness, theact of working, the acts of kindness- they are keeping in the balance well.  Thank you for your good healthy wisdom.

    Your follower and friend

    Tink Clarence hamm

  21. Tantra Sagovana says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    I understand that balance and the middle way are the right method to practice Dharma and live life in general.

    May Guru, Guru’s consort and Guru’s disciples be free from suffering and become enlightened.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Sau khi đọc bài viết của Thầy con hiểu rằng giữ tâm quân bình và thực hành trung đạo là phương pháp thực hành đúng và cũng là cách sống đúng. 

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy Cô thân tâm an tịnh. 

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

      Con – Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan) 

  22. Abrar Bhatti says:
    Dear Guru,

    To born as a human is a rare opportunity, and although life is full of sufferings. But off course suffering comes when there is no balance mind. We are made of worldly desires, I don’t think we can eliminate our desires, as lay persons, but how we can all blessings with moderation.

     

    Thanks,

    Abrar Bhatti

  23. Abrar Bhatti says:
    Dear Guru,

    To born as a human is a rare opportunity, and although life is full of sufferings. But off course suffering comes when there is no balance mind. We are made of worldly desires, I don’t think we can eliminate our desires, as lay persons, but how we can all blessings with moderation.

    Thanks,

    Abrar Bhatti

  24. Jake R says:
    Beautiful teaching! Very relevant to my stage of development. Thank you very much.
  25. Crystal says:
    Dear guru,

    thank you so much for writing this. Finding enlightenment is a balance and thank you for reminding me of that.

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Crystal sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì đã viết bài viết lợi lạc này. Sau khi đọc bài viết của Thầy con hiểu rằng thực hành giữ tâm quân bình để đạt giác ngộ. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã dạy con bài học này. 

  26. Chris says:
    Very well said. Thank you for writing this teaching!
  27. neerajkumar Sumaran Gajbhiye says:
    Dear Respected Guru, Thank you very much for this eye opening article. there is urgent requirement to talk to someone but after reading this article i got solution of my problem. thanks to my dear Dhamma friend who suggested me to read this article to overcome from the problems.

    May Buddha Dhamma Sangha bless you & bless all beings in your province, town, village, country & world live with peace & harmony.

    Yours,

    Tantra nivakuwa

  28. Ralph says:
    Wow!!!  Another wonderful article.  I’m so grateful this was shared with me!!!
  29. Jeremy says:
    Another great article. Thank you
  30. Lindsey Davies says:
    Thank you for this gentle reminder. We can enjoy many things within our lives but not rely on them for our own happiness
    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Lindsey Davies sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy về những lời dạy tinh tế và lợi lạc trong bài này. 

      Con hiểu rằng chúng con có thể hân thưởng nhiều thứ chúng con có được trong cuộc sống này nhưng chúng con không nên bámchấp vào chúng. Làm được như vậy,  chúng con sẽ sống hạnh phúc,  thong dong. 

  31. samir shaha says:
    Very good article , eager to see next part
  32. Dave the Dude says:
    Very good points. The Middle Way is something a lot of people fail to grasp. People in the West think “Right Action” equals “Strict Adherence to Abrahamic Morality” and it really doesn’t. It means act in balance and consider all sides
  33. Elle says:
    Thank you for writing this.
  34. Ashu Shah says:
    Very beautifully written article.  Clear and concise, and very helpful.  Thank you!
  35. Great article, I feel it’s very relevant to us practicing In the West. We forget to practice the middle path and find it hard to except the life of a laypractitioner. Thanks for the great teachings and look forward to father study
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    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Dan sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Bài viết của Thầy thật tuyệt vời! Với con, phương pháp của Thầy rất phù hợp cho những người Phương tây như chúng con thực hành Phật pháp. Chúng con đã quên không thực hành con đường trung đạo và luôn thấy khó khăn trong việc thực hành pháp đối với đời sống của một cư sĩ tại gia.

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy về những lời dạy tuyệt vời này và con mong chờ được học nhiều hơn nữa.

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