Feb 13, 2020

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Letter from India: OUR GURU IS NOT THE SAME ANOTHER( Đạo sư của tôi không giống những vị khác)

Sanyasi with a long beard , wearing a small piece of cloth covering only half of his body and sitting under a tree, teaching his disciples or in meditation.!

 

 

This is a wonderful article, in the sense, normally it comes to one’s mind the picture of an oldage sage or Sanyasi with a long beard , wearing a small piece of cloth covering only half of his body and sitting under a tree, teaching his disciples or in meditation.!

 

 

 

Here, we see our Guruji, unique, and totally different from that appearance. His dresses are like that of a modern gentleman with suit, boot and hat but with profound spiritual knowledge attracting mostly younger generation disciples and Dharma practitioners by his newly invented six dharma practices which they follow!

His dresses are like that of a modern gentleman with suit, boot and hat but with profound spiritual knowledge attracting mostly younger generation disciples and Dharma practitioners by his newly invented six dharma practices which they follow!

It is generally said ,to gain knowledge more and more tour the world and read books.

Accordingly, our Guruji’s adventure in touring different parts of the world to enrich his experiences and knowledge!

During his sightseeing in the narrow roads of Stockholm, in the bitter cold as per his words (quote ): ” Swedish draft beer and hamburger could not warm me. The narrow roads in the old town could not cover me from the cold winds.! “. Such was the bitter experience of Guruji in the cold season.

” Swedish draft beer and hamburger could not warm me…”

Unlike many other Gurujis, our Guruji’s main theme is ” Enjoy Worldly pleasure hand in hand with Dharma pleasure.! ”

” Enjoy Worldly pleasure hand in hand with Dharma pleasure.! ”

In support of this, Guruji asks: ” Do you think only Japanese wear such splendid clothing?. That’s Life ! Although our Vietnamese people are poor, our style will be fashionable and elegant, if we are aware of our patriotism ! “.

Guruji’ s keen interest in reading books is evidenced by visit to the mult- storyed Library in Stock Holm and love to sipping specially flavoured Coffee in the posh ceffe is highlighted. !

Reading books

in Stock Holm and love to sipping specially flavoured Coffee in the posh ceffe is highlighted. !

In the end, in addition to enjoying the worldly pleasure along with Guruji by reading this article and seeing the pictures displayed in it, we compare how Dharma practices going on simultaneously in Song Nguyen Tantra House ,differentiating outstanding unique Buddha Nature and bodhcitta of our Guruji from others nothing more to depict him but to appreciate raising our eyebrows !

Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu.

Om Mani Padme Hum.

Dr C H Lakshmi Narayan

(Tantra Nirvadeva )

 

Guru and baby bird

 

 


Vietnamese version: Thư Ấn Độ: ĐẠO SƯ CỦA TÔI KHÔNG GIỐNG NHỮNG VỊ KHÁC

  1. Mật Thủy says:
    Dear Tantra Nirvadeva,

    I’m delighted reading your sharing about our distinctive Guru who is precisely not the same another, anyone else. He lives among our mundane life and enjoys all the worldly pleasure but still always comply with the Buddha teachings and apply them flexibly in life, making life better. I wonder what is that if it is not wisdom? And how about the unique six marvellous dharma inventions to convert life’s materials into means of Dharma practising if they are not from wisdom? Thanks to our Guru, we, the ordinary laymen, can learn and practice Dharma to make this life better and even get enlightened in next life. Thanks to our Guru, who is not the same another, we could become the extraordinary ones.

    Thank you for your sharing.

    May Guru and your consort, Ms Mat Dieu good health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    May the Coronavirus epidemic will be eliminated soon.

    Om mani padme hum!

  2. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Dear Tantra Nirvadeva,

    I am delighted to read your article. I highly appreciate the way you see in our Guru. Yes, indeed. Our Guru is not the same another. In addition his wisdom and compassion beyond comparison with his six spiritual inventions, his appearance is so splendid, elegant and so different from ordinary people. When everyone has a favorable condition to meet him, they must respect him and delight to have conversation with him at the first sight. I admire his good sense of fashion, which helps us more elegant and fashionable. His outer appearance and his virtue always benefit all sentient beings and guide learners to the path of enlightenment.

    Moreover, I remember in sutra which it is described that “Any bodhisattva who has a Guru will never fall into lower realms. Any bodhisattva who is protected by a Guru will never be lured by negative companions, or unbecoming companions. So any bodhisattva who is raised by a Guru will never fall back from the Mahayana, from bodhichitta. And any bodhisattva who is held by a Guru will definitely overcome and reach above the bhumi of an ordinary sentient being, will be uplifted from an ordinary sentient being to an enlightened one.”, the Guru, who is the teacher of all human beings and gods, cannot be the same as others. The Guru with six spiritual inventions, who can guide an ordinary sentient being to become an extraordinary one on the path of liberation, must be different from others.

    Reading your article, I am so proud of being his disciple and I remind myself the teaching of Lama Zopa it goes that: “When the guru gives advice, then all the buddhas give advice, and when the guru gives teachings, that is all the buddhas’ action. So you have to always think that way and respect the guru that way. Then not just the guru, but every single atom of the holy body is numberless buddhas, even the hairs.”

    Thank you so much for your sharing.
    May Guru and his consort have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May Tantra Nirvadeva’s righteous wishes soon come true due to your devotion to Guru and your diligent practice.

    May all sentient beings have a good opportunity to follow such wonderful Guru for the liberation from sufferings.

    May the epidemic caused by Corona virus soon end.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

  3. tantra mahavita says:
    Dear brother Tantra …. Thank you very much for sharing a wonderful article that shows us the qualities of our Guruji.Modern in his dress, but with a deep spiritual knowledge.It attracts the disciples of the younger generation and the Dharma practitioners. For his six Dharma practices recently invented by him. The main motto of our Guruji as he travels the world is Enjoy the worldly pleasure of the hand with the pleasure of the Dharma! That is Wisdom! The exceptional nature of Buddha and the Bodhichita of our Guruji fills our hearts with joy and Gratitude. At your lotus feet we prostrate ourselves. May the Guru have a long life for the benefit of all sentient beings. That the Crown virus epidemic be eliminated soon .OM MANI PADME HUM
  4. Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) says:
    Dear holy Guru,

    My name is Tantra Ashihata.

    I thank you for this wonderful article you have given to us. You made me to understand that the worldly enjoyment can be side by side with dharma practice .

    May holy Guru help us to enjoy practices dharma.

    May Guru live long for the benefit of all sentient beings and may all sentient beings be free from corona viruses and may it soon come to an end.

    Om Mani padma hum

     

  5. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn kính!

    Con là Tantra Ashihata.

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con đọc bài viết ý nghĩa này. Bài viết giúp con hiểu thêm ý nghĩa của “thọ lạc là thọ pháp”.

    Con cầu nguyện Thầy tôn kính để tâm gia hộ cho chúng con được hân thưởng trong niềm vui đạo pháp.

    Con cầu nguyện Thầy trụ thế lâu dài vì lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh và cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh thoát khỏi bệnh dịch do virut corona gây ra.

    Cầu nguyện bệnh dịch corona sớm tiêu trừ.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

  6. Mật Khuê Minh says:

    Dear Tantra Nirvadeva

    I am delighted to read your article.

    Your article reminds me of the teaching of the Guru Rinpoche who said that: “The enlightened one does not have any definite appearance for easy recognition; the defrauder on the contrary owns much hypocrisy that hard to recognize, do not make a mistake between gold and copper”.

    Thanks for your sharing.

    May Guru and his consort good health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    May Tantra Nirvadeva good health and your righteous wishes soon come true.

    May the empidemic caused by Corona virus soon end

    Om mani padme hum.

  7. Tantra Maruta says:
    Dear Holy Guru

    “As long as we keep on seeking, there are new worlds to be found.”

    That’s how I see life’s nature. Everything on it is a journey that should be taken as an opportunity. Each moment you spent on it, each breath you take, is a part of the constant flow. Like the holy Guru who travels from a place to another to be informed with new knowledge and information that soon he can impart to his desciples, and so as same as us traveling in our lives gaining experiences and moments to another beings. Not all might not be a pleasant one but surely a lesson that could lead somebody into betterness. Like a book you read, always gives knowledge to anyone who is willing to absorb its story. So as the dharma, anyone can be enlightened as long as you embrace it. So as we, the disciples of the Holy Guru, as long as we tend to be taught by the great wisdom of the Holy Guru ;there will always be a direction of the path that we walk on through.

    May all beings be safe and well as we travel through our journey.

    Tantra Maruta, from Philippines

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  8. Tantra Amitara says:
    Dear guru

    I bow my head before your lotus feet. I am thankful for this article.

    I have seen in video guru calm minded person stay light with others. It gave me inner smile. Guru give us to maintain balance between outer world and inner world. It is what sakyamuni budha always emphasised. If we put sting very loose the music would not come from guitar also same if we tight it strongly. Guru is symbolic form of middle way. We all embedded in our habitual one sided stream and always in suffering mode. Please bless us guru to be attain middle way.

    May guru and his concert live long for well being of all. May guru teaching illuminates all over the world for peace and happiness.

    May all sensient being attain enlightenment.

    Om mani padme hum

  9. Tantraupatissa says:
    Dear Guru thank you for sharing this article. Also many thanks to respected Tantra Nirvadeva for showing his respect to our Guru in this article and praising Guru who enjoys worldly pleasures with Dharma eyes without getting attached to them and thereby attracting many youngsters from different countries.

    May Guru and his consort live long for sake of other beings.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum…

  10. Dr C H Lakshminarayana says:
    Dear Tantra Upatissa,

    Only my tumultuous humble feeling is while enjoying worldly pleasures,in the orbit of Dharma, one should not violate any one of the five precepts which are the foundation of Buddhism. Namely :

    !) Not go kill any animal or living being for our pleasure.

    2)Not to tell lies

    3)Not to have anything which does not belong to us. ( Stealing)

    4) Not to do sexual misconduct.

    5) Not to consume alcoholic beverages.

    They are the ones which lead to addiction  and  spoil our moral integrity.

    ” To err is human ” and hence,be cautious ever not to pay heed to any tempting emotions including the above mentionedat any circumstances.Here, one has to exercise Right view vigilentlly. There is one saying I’m English ” If wealth is lost, nothing is lost.If health is lost, something is lost. If character is lost, everything is lost !So, excessive indulgence in worldly pleasures either in the orbit of Dharma or outside of it, will affect health and wealth of a person probably deteriorating the character also !.

    ” Too much is too bad ”  in any matter.! Your inclination to the worldly pleasure should be in par with your basic needs of life without opting for luxurious life as a dharma practitioner. In my view , enjoy more of inner spiritual pleasure than outward wildly pleasure !  So followed our ancient masters  and sages like Buddha, Gompopa etc. As this is not practicable in this advanced modern technological world, we have to follow  our Guruji, simple living and high thinking, wearing dresses to suit the circumstances and places, as the proverb goes in English ”  Be a Roman while you are in Rome.!”

    Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu.

    Om Mani padme Hum.

    Dr C H Lakshmi narayan

    (Tantra Nirvadeva)

     

     

  11. Tantra Mashinaga says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article. I enjoyed looking at the pictures of you and reading about your experience in the bitter cold.

    May guru live a long and happy life

    May all beings be free of suffering and attain happiness

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Tantra Mashinaga Mark Hamilton

  12. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Thưa huynh Tantra Nirvadeva,

    Đệ cảm ơn huynh đã chia sẻ bài viết lợi lạc cho chúng đệ thấy được phẩm chất cao quý của vị Thầy. Thầy hiện thân như một quý ông hiện đại, lịch lãm, sang trọng với tri kiến tâm linh sâu sắc. Và lục diệu pháp môn do Thầy phát kiến đã và đang thu hút nhiều học trò thế hệ trẻ và nhiều hành giả khác. Mật gia Song Nguyễn thực hành pháp với tinh thần “thọ lạc là thọ pháp”. Đây chính là trí tuệ! Với lòng biết ơn sâu sắc, chúng con hoan hỷ tán thán sự ưu việt độc đáo của Phật tánh và Bồ đề tâm trong Thầy.

    Con cúi đầu đảnh lễ dưới chân sen của Thầy!

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

    Cầu nguyện dịch bệnh corona sớm tiêu trừ.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

  13. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con cúi đầu đảnh lễ dưới chân sen của Thầy.

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

    Khi xem video, con được  nhìn thấy Thầy thong dong tự tại, tỏa sáng bên học trò. Hình ảnh Thầy cho con nụ cười an lạc. Thầy cho chúng con sự quân bình giữa thế giới bên ngoài và bên trong. Giống như đức Phật đã luôn chỉ dạy về sự quân bình trong hình ảnh chơi đàn, nếu dây quá chùng hoặc quá căng thì sẽ không cho được bản nhạc hay. Thầy chính là sự tượng trưng cho Trung đạo. Chúng con  chìm trong thói quen biên kiến, chấp thủ và vì vậy chúng con chịu khổ đau. Con cầu nguyện Thầy gia hộ để chúng con thực hành đạt được trung đạo.

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

    Con cầu nguyện những lời dạy của Thầy lan tỏa khắp muôn  nơi vì sự bình an và hạnh phúc của muôn loài.

    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đạt được giác ngộ.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

  14. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Cảm ơn huynh Tantra Nirvadeva đã viết những dòng cảm niệm chân thành sùng kính Đạo sư và hoan hỷ tán thán công hạnh của Thầy đã chỉ dạy hữu tình phương pháp “thọ lạc là thọ pháp”, hân thưởng nhưng không bám chấp và nhờ đó mà thu  hút nhiều học trò thế hệ trẻ khắp các nước.

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

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

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