Jun 15, 2018

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Letter from the United States of America: I FOUND MY NEW SELF (Tôi không còn là tôi của ngày hôm qua)

Dear Holy Guru,

Amishuta’s painting

I have been coming to your site for almost a year now, reading an article each day and sometimes even two. I love the articles and pictures attached to them both from you as well as the ones from other disciples. I have learned a lot from these articles and enjoy what I have and am learning. I love seeing your Dharma life unfold before us as well as the disciples lives. It is amazing to see the growth among this group. This is exactly why I am writing. When I first came to this site I was the cliche’ of a lost and scared little girl. I was terrified of death and even more terrified of life. I felt stuck in a rut and lost on the world. I have mentioned on other occasions my mental illnesses as well as physical illnesses and fear surrounded me.

Amishuta’s painting

Though I will live with these illnesses for the rest of my life, they are easier to manage through your articles and what they teach me and others like me. I still have my moments of distraction and utter craziness but they are fewer and further between. With a little reminding, I can often change my mind set fairly quickly and set my sites on more positive things. Life truly is a positive experience and as the article I just read indicates, good or bad, everything is an experience, something to learn from and move on from. Not staying in the present moment and dwelling on the past or obsessing (my problem) about the future brings suffering. Suffering is a human condition that can be overcome. I still suffer, I think in some aspect we all do, but with growth the suffering becomes less. I’m far from enlightened but I’m growing and that should be the goal of all trying to reach enlightenment. That should be the goal of all human beings. To grow and not get stuck in a rut is the best we can do for ourselves and others. We are not the same people we were when we were children and how can we expect anything to change if we do not continue to grow? Struggling and fighting the truth of impermanence will cause the greatest suffering. Knowing in our hearts and minds that impermanence is a fact of all live, not just human life, not fighting against it, and accepting it, is the best way to grow. Not even our looks or our thoughts are the same from day to day, whether we fight it or not we ourselves change each and every second. Each second we are growing older and hopefully wiser. We don’t feel, act, or think the same as we did the day before. Each new day is exactly that, a NEW day and a day for new beginnings. You can’t have a new beginning if you live in the past nor can you grow if you live in the past. This is so true. Lately I have been seeing beauty more than I usually do and it brings pleasure. I am appreciating all things that I see, both outside and inside the world. I see the kindness in people and the love that is out there in this world that can be cruel. It fills my heart with joy to know that people are out there making an effort to make life more beautiful in their own way. I wish to do the same. Thank you Guru for leading me on this path towards enlightenment. I hope that I reach it but I will continue to work on it long after I do reach it. I will also continue to try to bring my own beauty into the world. May you be well for the sake of all sentient beings and may we continue to work towards enlightenment and free ourselves and others from suffering.

Om Mani Padme Hum
Sincerely,
Tantra Amishuta
Ps. Here are a few of my paintings to share with you.
  1. Boying Baguio says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    My greetings to you and to all our brothers and sisters in chanhtuduy.

    I can see my self in the situation of Tantra Amishuta. I’ve been in a phase of life wherein I was in confusion about things that I have to struggle. I am still in some points but learning to fill up my everyday with good vibes as I go along. I learned a lot here through reading articles and comments that made me refined. That, I thank you a lot for lessons and words that guide us as we go along.

    To our sister Tantra Amishuta, you are not alone. There are many of us. Keep on, stay firm. Thank you for you for sharing your article. You inspired someone from a distance. NAMASTE

    May we all find light through our darkness. May this life that we are living makes  great purpose to all beings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    I am Tantra Maruta, from the Philippines.

    • Nguyên Thành says:

      Good. I hope you read and comment more for the betterment of life. 

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Maruta (Boying Baguio)  sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý! 

      Con xin phép được thỉnh an Thầy! 

      Con xin chào các đạo huynh, đạo hữu trên chanhtuduy.com. 

      Đọc bài viết của đạo hữu Tantra Amishuta,  con nhìn thấy mình trong đó. Con đã từng rơi vào tình trạng bế tắc trong cuộc sống. Con dù vẫn còn khó khăn nhưng việc được đọc bài và viết comments trên chanhtuduy.com đã cho con một nguồn năng lượng tốt,  giúp con vượt qua mọi khó khăn trong cuộc sống và bước tiếp. Thông qua việc đọc bài,  con đã học được rất nhiều điều quý báu và việc comment giúp con suy gẫm về những gì mình đã được học từ các bài viết của Thầy. 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì những bài học quý báu,  những lời giáo huấn của Thầy đã hướng dẫn chúng con vượt qua khó khăn và tiếp tục tiến bước.  

      Gửi đạo hữu Tantra Amishuta, 

      Đạo hữu không đơn độc trên hành trình giác ngộ.  Huynh đệ chúng ta luôn đồng hành cùng nhau vì vậy chúng ta sẽ cùng tiến bước,  giữ vững niềm tin. 

      Cảm ơn đạo hữu đã chia sẻ bài viết.  Bài viết của đạo hữu sẽ động viên,  sách tấn các đạo hữu khác dù huynh đệ chúng ta không sinh ra cùng một quốc độ. 

      Cầu nguyện chúng sanh tìm được ánh sáng chánh pháp, xóa tan bóng tối tà kiến, vô minh. Cầu nguyện hữu tình tận dụng kiếp sống này để thành tựu được mục đích tối thượng. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

      Con – Tantra Maruta,  đến từ Philippines. “

      • Tantra Amishuta says:

        It warms my heart to read the comments on this article I’ve written. I hope you all are doing well and working hard on enlightenment. Om Mani Padme Hum

  2. Dear Tantra Amishuta,

    I read your article already. Through your pictures, writings I could feel partly the sufferings, struggles in your mind. However as you said, all of us are growing and I think all of us are being cured by light of right view from Holy Guru via Vimalakirti’s room chanhtuduy.com. Reaching to the enlightenment is a very long path, but I do believe as long as we follow Holy Guru’s steps and his teachings, we can achieve the real happiness in lives.

    May Holy Guru and his consort live long for sake of all sentient beings

    May all sentient beings could achieve happiness of Buddhahood.

    Om ah hum.

  3. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you for posting my article. I appreciate it. I like seeing which paintings you like the most Om mani padme hum

    • Nguyên Thành says:

      I am glad to know that your life is much better after learning on chanhtuduy.com.

      Thank you for sharing your paintings.  I appreciate your heartfelt devotion towards Guru.

    • Tantra Amishuta says:

      Thank you!!

  4. Dear Tantra Amishuta,

    Thanks for your sharing in ” I found my new self”. I am glad that your illnesses fewer and further than before. Thanks to our Holy Guru and his teaching through chanhtuduy.com, you understand the cause of difficulty, change your mind set and appreciate the beauty and other’s effortlessness.  Thanks to Guru for leading us on this path to enlightenment.

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

    May all sentient beings achieve happiness of Buddhahood.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  5. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    May all beings be free from physical and mental illness. They may get strength and courage and all favourable conditions to lead a healthy and peaceful life by practicising dharma.

    May your blessings shower compassion on all your disciples and others.

    May Guru and his consort 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.

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh thoát khỏi thân bệnh và tâm bệnh. Cầu nguyện họ có đủ sự mãnh mẽ và kiên dũng cũng như có duyên lành được thực hành chánh pháp để có được cuộc sống bình an, khỏe mạnh.

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy từ bi để tâm đến chúng con.

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

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  6. Elana Dower says:

    Dear Tantra,

    Thank you for sharing this. It is very inspirational to me. Your paintings are very beautiful it must be a good source of meditation for you.

    om mani padme hum

    🙏🏼

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      “Gửi đạo hữu Tantra Amishuta,

      Cảm ơn đạo hữu đã chia sẻ bài viết này. Bài viết của đạo hữu là nguồn động viên cho tôi trên con đường học Phật pháp. Những bức tranh của đạo hữu rất đẹp. 

      Tôi tin chắc rằng đạo hữu đã tìm được sự hứng khởi trong việc thực hành pháp.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

    • Tantra Amishuta says:

      Thank you I love to paint and draw, even write. Anything that can have beauty in it is for me. I’m glad you liked the article. 

  7. Lan Trần says:

    Dear Tantra Amishuta,

    I have read your article. I love your paintings and the way you think about dharma and the Guru. I hope that everything will go well with you.

    May all sentient beings be surrounded by the Three Jewels.

    May the Guru and his consort live long

    Om Ah Hum

  8. Dr. C H Lakshmi narayan. says:

    Respected holy Guru,I bow my head at your lotus feet.

    I am very much delighted to read this article.  Mr.Amishuta’s  beautiful paintings rightly displayed in this context, also give a message of Buddhism  to the on lookers that everything is impermanent since these paintings so charming and giving joy and pleasure to the onlookers now  will also fade in due course as time advances . Time devours every thing leading to Emptiness.!

    No use of struggling and fighting against impermanence but to accept the reality as per the saying ” What can not be cured must be endured ” ! The dictum of Nature is that everything is changing and transforming every moment including our body cells and power of thinking. So we are NEW persons the next moment.!

    ” CHANGE ” is only permanent in this universe, all other things are impermanent!

    Hence, the art of living to be happy with joy and pleasure  in this moment forgetting the past and future ! like a lotus flower, though short lived and born in filthy muddy water at the bottom of a tank ,raising to the surface of the water level, detaching from its surroundings aspiring to look at the Sun who gives light ,heat and power to the whole world with Bodhicitta with out expecting anything in return. !

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan

    ( Tantra Nirvadeva)

    • Nguyên Thành says:

      Good.  Bodhicitta is the important factor for Buddhist practitioners to practice for the benefit of all sentient beings. 

       

  9. Dear Holy Guru!
    Thanks a lot to give me a chance to read the Tantra Amishuta’s article. It’s very excited. Human beings cannot keep fighting with suddent proplems, they have a best way to accept it as it is and when changing inward, outsides will be changed. By reading articles on the site of chanhtuduy.com, Tantra Amistruta keeps in mind the right way to reach enlightenment , no more fear, shyness and be stronger to move on. Everything can be changed in the positive way with the right view.
    Thank Tantra Amishuta for your sharing your thoughts
    May Guru and his consort live long and protected and get enlightened.
    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  10. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerebol Guru.

    My name is tantra siramitra.

    Very nice comment, it is wonderful to read souch nice comments, and so realistic abut life and suffering, but as we know that, the Holly Dharma is the Supreme medicine  it can take all kinds of suffering away.

    My Avery one be happy.

    OM MANI PEDME HUM……

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Siramitra (Salvatore Antonio Fois) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con là Tantra Siramitra.

      Bài viết của đạo hữu Tantra Amishuta thật hay. Con hoan hỷ khi được đọc bài viết mang đậm tính thực tế “pháp là cuộc sống” về các khía cạnh của cuộc đời. Và con hiểu rằng chánh pháp là liều thuốc tối thượng làm tan biến mọi khổ đau sinh tử.

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đều được hạnh phúc.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  11. Dear Tantra Amishuta,

    I am delighted to read your  in which you share your betterment after learning online from our holy Guru through reading and comments. I like your paintings, too.

    I also appreciate your diligence in reading and comments daily which helps you connect our Holy Guru and get the countless merit.

    I have known that it is common for all beings to get suffering in samsara because we are still ignorant and clinging to our ego or attachments on worldly things like money,  fame,  position…because we are not mindful. When we read and comments on chanhtuduy.con,  our mind gets pure gradually and awareness.  When getting aware and mindful,  we will free from suffering and from samsara.

    Your valuable experience to pracice reading and comments on chanhtuduy.com for betterment of life inspires us so much. It is the motivation for us to go forwards on the path to liberation under our Holy Guru’s guidance.

    Thank you so much for your sharing. I am looking forward to reading more of your writing.

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

    May you get at easy,  joyful and successful on the path to enlightenment.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  12. Dr. C H Lakshmi narayan. says:

    Thank you Guruji  for appreciation.

    Your’s sincerely

    Tantra Nirvadeva

  13. Mật Chánh Tấn says:

    Dear Tantra Amishuta,

    I would like to express my rejoicement to read your article. Your sharing in this articles has given me such a bright feeling.

    I am happy to see the growth that you have achieved so far after following holy Guru’s teaching in Chanhtuduy.com. Thanks to holy Guru’s instruction, we all have opportunity to overcome the suffering and the pain from ignorance by practicing Pure Mind Yoga everday. There is a saying that you can not step into the same river twice, which also delivers same meaning as your sharing in this article: “We don’t feel, act, or think the same as we did the day before”. We should live and accept our presence instead of immersing ourself deeply into past or worrying too much about the future. Fortunately, learning from holy Guru’s teaching, we know and understand the way to treasure the true happiness, which we have acquired in present and appreciate the opportunity that we are having to have right view from reading, commenting articles on Chanhtuduy.com. As a result, we can view all life aspects under positive angle and spread that positive feeling to other people as you have shared in the articles: “Life truly is a positive experience and as the article I just read indicates, good or bad, everything is an experience, something to learn from and move on from”. Also, the achievements that you and other Dharma friends have got so far could be seen as lively evidences to prove all benefits from practicing Pure Mind Yoga.

    Thank you for sharing such lovely and bright article. It has motivated us to keep going forward on the path to liberation under the holy Guru’s guidance.

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

    May you get at easy, joyful and successful on the path to enlightenment.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  14. Dear Tantra Amishuta,

    I’m delighted to read your writing. It’s so glad to know that you feel easier in managing your illnesses and have positive changes in your life after learning the Pure Mind Yoga from holy Guru by reading and commenting on beneficial articles through Chanhtuduy.com. Hope that you’ll get more and more betterment in life on the long journey towards enlightenment under the holy Guru’s guidance. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and your paintings.

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

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  15. Mật Kính says:

    Dear Tantra Amishuta,
    Thanks you so much for your sharing. Through the article, i feel you had lot of suffering in the past. But now the past was over and the present is you feel happy when you find the light in Chanhtuduy, follow the step of our Guru’s path and than you will nearly the way for enlightment. And glad when you ” will also continue to try to bring my own beauty in the world”.
    May Guru and his consort have the good health amd live long for the sake of all sentient being.
    May Tantra Amishuta will have the right wishes.
    May all sentient being achieve the happniess of Buddha nature.

    Om Ah Hum

  16. Susan says:

    So good little girl

    Thankss very much. I like your article. The article is  so positive.

    And your  painting are so good.

     

    Best reards

    Susan

  17. Dear Tantra Amishuta

    It’s interesting to follow your stages of growth in “I found my new-self”. Before knowing this website is the stage of fearing death and fearing life, “feeling stuck in a rut and lost in the world”. But after accessing the Buddhist Dharma through the Guru’s lessons, there comes the stage of improvement but still have moments of distraction and craziness (though fewer). And now is the stage where each New day is exactly a New day and a day for new beginnings. A growth is marked when you “appreciate all things that you see”, “fill with joy to know that people are out there making an effort to make life more beautiful in their own way” and “wish to do the same”. Such a positive and beautiful growth process. Thanks to skillful and sagacious methods of teaching of our Guru, we have gradually grow wiser for understanding the true nature of phenomena, thus can bravely face and deal with life difficulties and more importantly, we finally figure out our ultimate goal – enlightenment and liberation. It’s a real luck of us to meet the Guru right in this life. I like your paintings. Don’t know whether it is your concept or not but from my own view, I can see the light in all these three paintings which symbolizes the way out from this impermanent world, a new look on life and a new beginning on the journey to escape from all sufferings and sources of suffering. Thank you for your sharing.

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

    May Tantra Amishuta fulfill all your legitimate wishes.

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

    Om Ah Hum

  18. Tantra Mikaya says:

    dear holy guru. I have carefully read the article by Tantra Amishuta. I would like to express my thoughts on this. Each of us has our own story and we also have experiences of sickness, suffering and death. With all these things we are confronted day by day. But we ourselves can work out how to deal with all the negative things that belong to our lives. We all carry the facility that we can have a happy life. With time, perhaps, through external influences or experiences, we may just unlearn the good, and then the cycle begins that our actions become actions. When we transform ourselves positively then we do not talk bad and live in harmony with man and nature. I found out for myself which things or truths help me. Buddhism and the Dharma, the wise articles of our holy Guru, helped me to learn to recite and so I was able to learn to take some stress out of my life and to consider thoughts for example what they are. It’s just thoughts. So I learned to give my ego no importance and in moments that seemed to me stressful or pain plagued that I was relieved even by the Om Mani Padme Hum and the meditations that were initially restless became longer, deeper and calmer. I am grateful for the Dharma, the Sangha, and that you holy Guru teach us the Dharma with patience and wisdom. May all beings be free from suffering. May our holy Guru life long for the sake of all sentient beings. May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddha s nature.

  19.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    Querido Santo Guru : Inclino mi cabeza a tus pies del loto del Guru. Muchas Gracias por compartir este brillante articulo de su discipulo Tantra Amishuta ..”Encontre a mi nuevo yo ” …En el revela las bellas pinturas del señor Amishuta , de la impermanencia y la alegria y el placer de verlas, pero tambien se desvaneceran a medida que avance el tiempo.El tiempo devora todo lo que conduce al Vacio. Aceptar la realidad tal cual es , teniendo conciencia que todo esta cambiando y transformando en cada momento , incluidos , nuestras celulas y pensamientos. Asi que , momento a momento , somos nuevas personas . Todo absolutamente , todo es Impermanente en este universo . Por eso , Bodhichita , es el factor importante que los practicantes budistas deben practicar para el beneficio de todos los seres sintientes. Todo se puede cambiar de manera positiva , con la vista correcta. Tantra Amishuta tiene la manera correcta de alcanzar la iluminacion. El Dharma es la medicina suprema y con la ayuda , amabilidad y compasion de nuestro Guru , podemos conectar y obtener incontable merito. Muchas Gracias por compartir un articulo tan encantador y brillante. Nos ha motivado a seguir adelante en el camino hacia la liberacion bajo la guia del Guru. Que el Santo Guru tenga una vida con salud y felicidad …para beneficio de todos los seres sintientes. Que todos los seres sintientes logren la felicidad de la naturaleza de Buda . OM MANI PADME HUM .

  20. Steve Rogers says:

    Tantra Amishuta

    thank you for your wonderful words and paintings. I, like you, are dealing with many issues but I find peace in this site and in the words of our Holy Guru.

    this site is amazing as it brings many of us, from totally different backgrounds, together in the same purpose.

    Holy Guru

    i thank you for the path you have placed me on and for bringing these words from our sister in America

    May you and your followers have good health and live a long life for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    Om mani padme hum

    for your consideration Holy Guru

    Tantra Haramitra

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Haramitra (Steve Rogers) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Thân gửi đạo hữu Tantra Amisutra,

      Cảm ơn đạo hữu đã chia sẻ bài viết cũng như những bức tranh tự họa. Tôi cũng như đạo hữu phải đối mặt với rất nhiều khó khăn trong cuộc sống, nhưng bằng cách đọc những bài viết của Thầy tôn quý, tiếp cận với những lời dạy của Thầy tôn quý trên trang nhà, tôi tìm được sự bình an.

      Trang mạng chanhtuduy.com làm được điều kỳ diệu, là chiếc cầu nối giúp chúng ta ở các nơi khác nhau, ở mọi hoàn cảnh khác nhau được tề tựu về đây, cùng nhau bước trên hành trình giác ngộ vì mục đích chung là giải thoát tối thượng.

      Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì Thầy đã cho con có được cơ hội bước đi trên hành trình giác ngộ, và Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài chia sẻ của đạo hữu Tantra Amishuta từ nước Mỹ.

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum.

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy tôn quý vì đã để tâm đến con

      Con – Tantra Haramitra.”

  21. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Thank you I love to paint and draw, even write. Anything that can have beauty in it is for me. I’m glad you liked the article. 

  22. Neerajkumar Sumaran says:

    Dear Respected Dhamma Guru,

    Thank you for this beautiful lesion,

    While reading this lesion suddenly I remembered a story of first sermon of the Blessed Lord delivered to the five parivrajaka’s which I want to share here with due respect & with your permission,

    1. Having explained His Dhamma and what it involved, the Buddha then asked the Parivrajaka’s:
      2. “Is not personal purity the foundation of good in the world?” And they answered, “It is as you said.”
      3. And he continued, “Is not personal purity undermined by covetousness, passion, and ignorance, the destruction of life, theft, adultery, and lying? Is it not necessary for personal purity to build up sufficient strength of character so that these evils should be kept under control? How can a man be the instrument of good if he has no personal purity in him?” And they replied, “It is as you said.”
      4. “Again, why do men not mind enslaving or dominating others? Why do men not mind making the lives of others unhappy? Is it not because men are not righteous in their conduct towards one another?” And they answered in the affirmative.
      5. “Will not the practice of the Ashtanga Marga, the path of right views, right aims, right speech, right livelihood, right means, right mindfulness, right perseverance, and right contemplation, in short, the Path of Righteousness, if followed by everyone, remove all injustice and inhumanity that man does to man?” And they said, “Yes.”
      6. Turning to the path of virtue, he asked, “Is not Dana necessary to remove the suffering of the needy and the poor, and to promote general good? Is not Karuna necessary, to be drawn to the relief of poverty and suffering wherever it exists? Is not Nekkamma necessary to selfless work? Is not Uppekka necessary, for sustained endeavour even though there is no personal gain?
      7. “Is not love for man necessary?” And they said “Yes.”
      8. “I go further and say, “Love is not enough; what is required is Maitri. It is wider than love. It means fellowship not merely with human beings but with all living beings. It is not confined to human beings. Is not such Maitri necessary? What else can give to all living beings the same happiness which one seeks for one’s own self, to keep the mind impartial, open to all, with affection for every one and hatred for none?”
      9. They all said “Yes.”
      10. “The practice of these virtues must, however, be accompanied by Prajna, i.e., intelligence.
      11. “Is not Prajna necessary?” The Parivrajakas gave no answer. To force them to answer his question, the Buddha went on to say that the qualities of a good man are: “do no evil, think nothing that is evil, get his livelihood in no evil way, and say nothing. that is evil or is likely to hurt anyone.” And they said, “Yes, so it is.”
      12. “But is doing good deeds blindly to be welcomed?” asked the Buddha “I say, ‘no’. This is not enough,” said the Buddha to the Parivrajakas. “If it was enough,” said the Buddha to the Parivrajakas, “then a tiny babe could be proclaimed to be always doing well. For as yet the babe does not know what a body means, much less will it do evil with its body beyond kicking about; it does not know what speech is, much less will it say anything evil beyond crying; it does not know what thought is, beyond crying with delight; it does not know what livelihood is, much less will it get its living in an evil way, beyond sucking its mother.
      13. “The Path of Virtue must, therefore, be subject to test of Prajna, which is another name for understanding and intelligence.
      14. “There is also another reason why Prajna-paramita is so important and so necessary. There must be Dana. But without Prajna, Dana may have a demoralizing effect. There must be Karuna. But without Prajna, Karuna may end in supporting evil. Every act of Paramita must be tested by Prajna Paramita, which is another name for wisdom.
      15. “I premise that there must be knowledge and consciousness of what wrong conduct is, how it arises; similarly, there must also be knowledge and consciousness of what is right conduct and wrong conduct. Without such knowledge there cannot be real goodness, though the act may be good. That is why I say Prajna is a necessary virtue.”
      16. The Buddha then concluded his sermon by addressing the following admonition to the Parivrajakas.
      17. “You are likely to call my Dhamma pessimistic, because it calls the attention of mankind to the existence of suffering. I tell you such a view of my Dhamma would be wrong.
      18. “No doubt my Dhamma recognises the existence of suffering, but forget not that it also lays equal stress on the removal of suffering.
      19. “My Dhamma has in it both hope and purpose.
      20. “Its purpose is to remove Avijja, by which I mean ignorance of the existence of suffering.
      21. “There is hope in it because it shows the way to put an end to human suffering.
      22. “Do you agree with this or not?” And the Parivrajakas said, “Yes, we do.”

    I hope every one of us can use Dharma to purify and strengthen ourselves, use altruism and happiness to benefit, and dwell in Dharma and wisdom to transcend ourselves.

    Neerajkumar Sumaran

     

  23. Dear Tantra Amishuta,

    I’m happy to read your article. I’m delighted to your illnesses fewer after practicing Pure Mind Yoga. Thank you for sharing your thought. Your article is the motivation for me to go forward on the path to liberation under our Holy Guru’s guidance.

    May our Guru and his consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May you have a good health and make progress on the path to enlightenment.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  24. Ahmed Khan says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article by Tantra Amishuta.

    I myself went through a similar situation and reading the articles on this website has helped me.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

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