Feb 3, 2021

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Letter from the USA: THREE ARTICLES, ONE FATE (Ba bài viết, một số phận)

Dear Holy Guru,

At Apollo, pennsylvania, USA

It is currently the end of the day of January 28, 2021.  Today, right now, I feel closer to you, my dharma brothers and sisters, and the universe as a whole.  There are a few things that have happened that has brought this sense of oneness to me at this moment.  I have been having many struggles in all aspects of my life for the past year or two and in trying to deal with these new issues and Covid-19 I have not been allowing my mind to rest and settle in the now. Today I asked a fellow dharma sister to send me three articles, including:

1, A few thoughts of readers of chanhtuduy.com

2, Thanh Tri – the 2nd Mind Dharma: SAMYAGDRSTI – PRABHA SAMADHI – Part 4: GAIN FROM RIGHT VIEW, LOST OF WRONG VIEW.

3, Letter from Thai Nguyen: Is Reality or just a Dream?

I asked amongst huge turmoil and was unsure when I would read them.  Things in my life today continued to escalate to the point where I had a full-blown breakdown.  I was crying uncontrollably, complaining, feeling self-pity, allowing my ego to be known.  Everything I thought I was past due to your lessons came flooding back.  I know it is because I have been trying to juggle everything instead of doing what should have been done all along.  I was lying to myself that I was spending as much time as I needed in dharma.  I clearly was not. As soon as I was done throwing a temper tantrum like a small child over things out of my control, I at once went to the three articles I had requested earlier in the day.

The articles were overwhelmingly correct to my current situation.  And upon realizing this I also realized that the reason they were overwhelmingly accurate to my current situation is for two reasons, YOU, being my guru have set in place the things I need when I need them to be a successful dharma disciple and your blessings are always with me.  The second realization was that these articles are interpreted by individuals’ in their individual ways at the moment they are reading them. That my ego was obvious in the moment.  Through all of my effort, I have not been dedicated enough.  Trying to prove myself to anyone is all in the ego.  This is not dharma worthy.  Immediately after reading and responding to all three articles, it was clear to me that I have set myself up for failure and that changes now.

Tantra Amishutra and her dog

You know I have always self-sabotaged in my life.  I will not do that any longer.  I owe you more than that, much more than that.  You have given me the entire world and all of my time on a platter and I will not pass up on this opportunity.  I felt an urge to write you and tell you that I see my mistakes and I am correcting them.  I needed to tell you I am sorry for not doing it right the first time.  I needed to put into words the way these lessons touch me and reach me and all I realized by reading three articles.  One that I have read before more than two and a half years ago.  You are my path to liberation, and you deserve to have me give all of my efforts, not try to juggle things that are impermanent with dharma which is life.

Guru are my path to liberation, and you deserve to have me give all of my efforts

I thank you again holy Guru for all of your support and encouragement.  I thank you for all of your lessons both past and future.  I thank you holy Guru for giving me the opportunity to be one with you and the rest of the universe.   I thank you dear dear holy Guru for putting me on the path to liberation and holding my hand when I stray.

Guru in the uniform of ITA institute

Om mani Padme hum.

May you live long and well for the sake of all sentient beings.

Sincerely,

Tantra Amishuta
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The Vietnamese version

Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý,

Apollo, pennsylvania, Mỹ

Thời khắc cuối ngày 28 tháng 01 năm 2021 đã đến. Giờ đây, con cảm nhận khoảng cách giữa con với Thầy, với các đạo hữu và cả vũ trụ này gần nhau hơn, mọi điều như hòa vào một. Đã có một vài điều xảy ra với con, cho con cảm giác mọi điều như hòa làm một như thời điểm này. Con đã gặp nhiều khó khăn trong hai năm qua và con đang cố gắng giải quyết những trở ngại mới; nạn dịch covid 19 khiến cho tâm trí con không được an ổn. Hôm nay, con đã nhờ huynh đệ Mật gia gửi cho con đường link ba bài viết trong bộn bề của khó khăn và con không biết khi nào con có thể đọc hết được 03 bài viết của Thầy, bao gồm:

1, Đôi dòng cảm niệm về bạn đọc chanhtuduy.com

2,  Đệ nhị tâm pháp Thánh Trí: Bài 4: Ích lợi từ chánh kiến, tác hại từ tà kiến

3, Thư Thái Nguyên: Thực hay mơ

Những khó khăn liên tiếp gần đây đến với con làm cho con cảm thấy mình gục ngã hoàn toàn. Con đã khóc trong bất lực và mất kiểm soát được, con phàn nàn, tự đổ lỗi cho mình và tự ngã lại trỗi dậy. Con tin rằng con vượt qua được mọi khó khăn, khổ đau là nhờ những bài viết của Thầy đã kéo con đứng dậy. Con tin chắc là như vậy bởi vì con đã cố gắng vật lộn với công việc thế gian, chạy theo thế sự thay vì con nên làm những việc khác về pháp. Con đã tự lừa dối bản thân rằng con đang tận dụng thời gian để thực hành pháp. Nhưng thực sự con không làm như vậy.  Ngay khi con nổi giận, con liền bị mất kiểm soát giống như đứa trẻ, và ngay khi đó, con liền đọc 03 bài viết của Thầy mà con đã nhờ đạo hữu ấy gửi cho con hôm trước.

Các bài viết viết đúng với hoàn cảnh của con hiện tại. Và từ đó, con nhận ra có hai lý do mà những bài viết của Thầy phản ánh đúng chính xác với hoàn cảnh hiện tại của con. Thứ nhất, đó chính là Thầy, vị Đạo sư đã ban cho con cơ hội và phương tiện để con được trở thành học trò của Thầy và sự ban phước của Thầy luôn ở bên con. Lý do thứ hai là các bài viết của Thầy luận giảng và minh họa bằng những trường hợp cụ thể với những câu chuyện sinh động nên đúng với nhiều trường hợp khác. Và con có thể thấy được cái ngã của con lúc đó. Dù đã cố gắng nhưng con biết mình vẫn chưa đủ tinh tấn. Con hiểu rằng khi con cố gắng thể hiện bản thân mình thì chính là lúc con phục vụ cho ái ngã của mình. Đó không phải là vì pháp. Ngay sau khi con đọc và comment ba bài viết của Thầy, con hiểu ra  được lý do con thất bại và những điều con cần thay đổi từ bây giờ.

Tantra Amishutra và chú chó thân yêu

Thầy đã biết trong những bài chia sẻ trước của con, con luôn muốn tự hủy hoại cuộc sống của con. Con sẽ không làm như vậy nữa. Nhờ Thầy mà con không còn ý nghĩ đó nữa. Con mang ơn Thầy về điều đó và con hiểu rằng không có điều gì có thể trả được công ơn Thầy. Thầy đã cho con toàn bộ thế giới này và toàn bộ cuộc sống còn lại; con sẽ không hoang phí cơ hội này. Có một sự thôi thúc trong con không ngừng, khiến con viết thư cho Thầy và trình bạch với Thầy là con đã nhìn ra lỗi của mình và con sẽ điều chỉnh hành vi thân ngữ tâm của mình. Con cần phải nói với Thầy rằng con xin sám hối vì những hành vi lệch quỹ đạo chánh pháp của bản thân. Con phải nói rằng những bài viết của Thầy đã chạm vào trái tim con và giúp con nhận thức và thức tỉnh. Một trong ba bài viết con đã đọc cách đây hơn hai năm rưỡi. Thầy chính là con đường đưa con đến giác ngộ và con phải tinh tấn hành pháp để xứng đáng với Thầy và con sẽ không phán xét, so sánh những điều vô thường thế gian tầm thường với pháp Phật cao quý.

Thầy chính là con đường đưa con đến giác ngộ và con phải tinh tấn hành pháp để xứng đáng với Thầy

Một lần nữa, con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì tất cả sự giúp đỡ và động viên của Thầy. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì tất cả những bài viết Thầy chỉ dạy cho con. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì  đã cho con cơ hội được kết nối với Thầy và Pháp.

Thầy trong trang phục của Viện ITA

Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy tôn quý đã cho con được bước đi trên hành trình giác ngộ và nắm chặt tay con mỗi khi con lạc lối.

Om mani padme hum.

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

Kính thư!

Con – Tantra Amishutra

  1. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear Holy Guru,
    Thank you so much for sharing my letter with the other learners and disciples. May you be well for and live long for the sake of the disciples both present and future who will respect and follow you and your lessons diligently. Om mani padme hum

  2. Dean says:

    Wow, such powerful words. I can relate very strongly with this. It surely is trying times. I believe in hope with our souls, however.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for your comment! Please read more! According to the Buddha’s teaching, until attaining full enlightenment, don’t ever trust our own (subjective) mind.

  3. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear compassionate guru,
    Thank you so much for sharing this letter with us, I rejoiced reading it

    I bow my head down to your lotus feet
    I devote myself to you
    I express my gratitude 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 padame hum

  4. Tantra Tanshami says:

    Thank you Holy Guru and friends

  5. Tantra Yashami says:

    Respected Gurujis Namaskar
    Very good advice given to us in this Article.Guruji you always lit a candle in our dark house.Lord Buddhas teachings always give us directions how to lead a happy and peaceful life..My desire to detach from the worldly things is to be fulfilled by you my Respected Guruji as only you can show me the path.The important Articles be sent to me also by Nguyen Tantra House please..My email id is available with you please.Kindly bestow your blessings on us to understand life better.
    May all sentient beings be happy and peaceful.
    May the epidemic covid 19 be removed from this earth with the covid vaccination.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  6. Lee Samuel says:

    All turmoil comes from the deep, nagging feeling that we should be different from what we are…if we could totally accept who and what we are (changing each instant)we would find ourselves moving in the silent immenseness of now… OM MANI PADME HUM

  7. Abrar Bhatti says:

    Dear Dharma fellow and Guru Hi

    I am much inspired reading this article. Yes, life is full of suffering particularly this since last year till now we are all going through suffering related to our financial areas. But what is good I came to hear from you, that you found a peace and tranquility from Guru Hi and reading teaching of Buddhism.

    With Joint Palms,
    Abrar Bhatti
    (The Philippines)

  8. Mật Hoa Pháp ( 10 tuổi ) says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy.
    Con Mật Hoa Pháp đã đọc xong bài này rồi ạ.
    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy.
    Con cầu nguyện cho dịch bệnh Corona sớm được tiêu trừ.
    Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của thầy vì lợi ích của tất cả chúng sanh.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  9. Raquel Thomas says:

    I admire the woman’s ability to obtain insight to see her mistakes. She is humble, grateful and yet very strong. This was an inspiring letter.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      She has done it greatly under the light of Buddhist teachings. I hope you find it helpful, please read more!

  10. paul yawney says:

    Dear Holy Guru, Thank you for sharing Tantra Amishutra`s letter. We must give fully to Buddha Teachings and Guru`s method of learning. we must realize life is yin and yang. It will balance out if you follow the teachings. May Guru and Consort live a long happy life. OM MANI PADME HUNG.
    Tantra Himataru.

  11. 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 being,

    I pray for the Coronavirus disease soon over,

    I pray that all sentient being attain the happiness of Buddha nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  12. Tantra Aradhana says:

    Thank you Guru for this beautiful article about this wonderful woman who has found her way through you i feel the same way as well all your beautiful teachings has helped alot in this pandemic of covid-19 and being in your own lockdown since March do to my mom and her age is a huge factor and we have roommate that had many health conditions as well and we are protecting him as well I do get out when needed for the most essential reasons I believe safety needs to come 1st we will all get though this and I also be believe that buddha and these teachings and reading books and meditation has helped me so much since starting to learn Buddhism I been able to keep a clear mind of what’s going on around me and to stay calm about it as well

    Thank you again

    om mani padme hum

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for your comment! You will definite overcome all difficulties with the faith in the Three Jewels and diligent practice accordingly!

  13. Tantra Mikaya says:

    Dear holy Guru My heartfelt thanks for these things, in short, to your practitioners that you shared with us. This letter is very emotional and important and powerful. You, our holy guru, give us the perception that helps us to work independently and ourselves and our knowledge. just as we can diet alone when we want to gain weight. The doctor can give important information, but he cannot give the weight for us. It is up to us and our own mindful practices that we will be successful on the path of enlightenment. When we speak of the West, the term “materialistic world” quickly appears right at the beginning. The people here are in great demand about their country and their own society. It’s about things like the perception of people and nature, a mechanistic worldview, a blind pursuit of property and profit and, as a result, disorientation and disillusionment. As a reaction to assigning themselves to their own area, to belonging to the same religions, because everything there is completely different and the wisdom to be much deeper.

    Just before his death, the Buddha is said to have said that all his life he taught about nothing but suffering and the relationship between suffering. The path that goes with this goal is for the practitioner to be in control of himself, his own consciousness, in a profound process of transformation. He learns to detach his thinking and feeling from egoistic impulses and spiritual poisons, what is heard is easy; it belongs to the perception of tireless perception and efforts of interest. In broad contracts of the West, so that this is what it is, it is only part of its message from where it can (“Great, I can do that in my armchair at home and don’t even have to take the right ones off the table”). The second part.
    The price that has to be paid for this art of unilateral taxes: the internal lack of the same, which turns the whole of society. It is of loneliness, of a feeling of inner emptiness and aimlessness, of a general crisis of meaning and the decline of ethical values, of fears, feelings of guilt and misappropriations, of achievement and striving for perfection, of the ability to, extreme weaknesses and often also of lack of drive and resignation. All these possible claims that a desire for release from a situation that is perceived as unsatisfactory and thus the desire for a quality of one’s own is very strong, but on the other hand, hopeful approaches that are well perceived, very quickly flatten and peter out, keep the matter down begins to get tired. And we could rely on the help , dear holy Guru and the Sangha for the path of enlightenment. An authentic spiritual practice, such as that in Buddhism, serves to belong to ourselves and to initiate new, positive developments that benefit not only our own practitioner, but the entire environment.
    I am the rule for the wise articles of our holy Guru and I bow to you.
    May our holy guru long for all living beings. May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature. OM MANI PADME HUM 🙏

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      With the accumulation and application of Buddhist teachings into daily life, the practitioners won’t be burdened by the Eight Worldly winds which are praise-blame, fame-disgrace, gain-loss, pleasure-pain. I am glad that you grow your faith on me, rely on the blessings of the Three Jewels and the Buddhist teachings to face up with challenges in reality. You will overcome all difficulties by those “weapons”! Keep up the good work!

  14. Ashok Verma says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing such beautiful article.

  15. Sonam Tshering says:

    😱👌👌🙏🙏🙏🙏

  16. Cao Diệu Khải Nguyên says:

    Dear holy Guru,
    I have read this article written by Tantra Amishutra,
    It is amazing to know the journey of getting out of the self-sabotaged situation to the light of Dharma of Tantra Amishutra, all thanks to the patience and compassion of holy Guru.
    It is said that it is hard to have a human form, it is even harder to listen to and practice true Dharma. Without the holy Guru, I cannot imagine myself to walk among the gate to true Dharma,
    Thank you Guru, for showing us the way to the light of liberation,
    May Guru live a long and healthy live for the sake of all sentient beings,
    May all sentient beings acquire the liberation state,
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  17. Tantra Mashinaga says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article. I am happy that our dharma brother has come to the realization that we should trust in our Guru.

    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)

  18. Curt Owens says:

    Holy Guru,

    Thank you so extremely much for sharing this article. Your guidance and wisdom is a blessing to us all. Bless you Guru your words help me find peace

  19. Mật Đức says:

    Dear holy Guru
    I have read the article.
    Thanks so much Tantra Amishutra
    for sharing this article .
    Through the article, I can see the miracle of the Thanh Tri Yoga teachings that the teacher compassionately has discovered to benefit sentient beings.
    I sincerely thank
    great merit from the Guru for teaching.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May Tantra Amishutra
    have a good life and always keep his faith in the dharma and cherish the rare opportunity to meet the Guru in this life.
    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

  20. Tantra Lanidha (Ralph Keating) says:

    Dear Guru,

    I bow my head to your lotus feet.

    Guru’s merit is immeasurable.

    Thank you Guru for sharing and allowing me to read this letter from Tantra Amishutra. It is a powerful testimony to Dharma, Guru, and Guru’s compassion.

    And to Tantra Amishutra, I’m so happy that you have discovered the power of Dharma and the rewards of Guru devotion at a time when it was most needed. May you find greater peace and happiness in your path to compete liberation and the attainment of the happiness of the Buddha Nature.

    May all sentient beings have favorable chance to meet a Tantric Guru in this life, then follow him to reach the happiness of the Buddha Nature.

    May all of us, our Guru’s disciples, always remember to contemplate and practice the three marvellous essences of the path to enlightenment (renunciation, bodhicitta, and emptiness) in the base of faithful Guru devotion.

    May Guru and consort live long and healthy for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    May the illness, suffering, pain, fear, and death caused by the Novel Coronavirus pandemic come to an end.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Tantra Lanidha (Ralph Keating)

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