Jul 12, 2013

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LITTLE THINK ABOUT IMPERMANENT

LITTLE THINK ABOUT IMPERMANENT

One time, I had the chance to read the book of Gampopa with the title : a precious garland of the supreme path. In this book, it really impressed me , special is ten non – beneficial things :

1)    This illusory body is perishable and certain to be destroyed , so it is non- beneficial to give much attention and serve this body

2)    Too much greed and avarice in giving up trivial things in non beneficial as men take nothing along with them when they will die.

3)    The labor put into the construction of beautiful palaces and mansion is non- beneficial , at one does not possess them when dies, on the other hand, one’s corps will be put out from the door of mansion

4)    To give wealth as a token of love and children, nephews, and nieces is non – beneficial, as they will not have a instant’s power to help one at the time of one’s death.

5)    To give much attention to the concerns of the family and friend is non- beneficial at the time of death, as one has to die alone

6)    To increase the number of children, nephew and nieces as well as to give one’s amassed wealth is non- beneficial , as everybody is perishable and everything is destructible

7)    The effort put into the acquisition of land, property and authority for the maintenance of luxurious life is non- beneficial, as one has to leave fully everything behind the time of death.

8)    By entering into the gate of Dharma through faith, without conduct yourself in accordance with sincerity in non-beneficial , as it turn out the cause of lower migration ( suffering )

9)    Knowing Dharma very well  and having trained the mind in hearing and reflection , if one does not practice he will have nothing by which to take death onto the path. It is non-beneficial at the time of death

10) It is non- beneficial to remind with the holy guru for long time and to have no faith and respect towards his teachings, you will not receive his instruction or blessing.

A-Precious-Garland-of-the-Supreme-Path

Generally speaking, all the phenomena are impermanent. What would be thing exist forever ? Let’s start think about your body, what its come from. Trusty  it comes from the mother’s womb, bloody, flesh but we still consider it so important and even do many ways to make it more beauty, and spend thousands of USD for the beauty salon like “put into the construction of beautiful palaces” and the result the body will become the corpse and will be “put out from the door of mansion” and how many person will be mourn for you or who will be go with you or you only “ die only” if you still “give much attention to the concerns of the family and friend” and all the amassed wealth no longer exist . In Bodhicaryavatara it is said:

“During my life I did not understand that my relatives, my body, wealth, possessions and everything would be left behind and I would depart alone from this life for the next. Out of my ignorance I committed such non virtue for the sake of my relatives and friend and did much evil trying to destroy my enemies

I understand now that my enemies, my relatives and friend and even I all eventually pass away and become nothing, Similarly, my wealth, possession and everything will not exist more.

From the summit of the highest heavens to the very depths of hell, there is not a single being who can escape death “

Gampopa Rinpoche

That all, the life is also impermanent and the end the death will come and inevitable. No one can escape death and the end of death that we must struggle will all the karma which we create in the life .And this time, only “Knowing Dharma very well  and having trained the mind in hearing and reflection” can help us in the time of death .The more I read the teaching’s Gampopa , the more I understanding the value of practice Dharma. Let’s wish for us not to waste the precious of human being to have the change practice Dharma and get happiness forever….

Mật Kính

  1. Mật Phổ says:
    Thanks! Mật Kính
    one more…
  2. So, We have to practice the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum…

  3.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    Dear Guru : Thank you very much for sharing these interesting articles .I am fully aware of the impermanence and death. But i am also aware of inconditional love and compassion to all sentient beings. The Guru has health and can live many years for the benefit of all conscious beings .That all beings may find happiness and it causes . OM MANI PADME HUM

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      “Kính bạc Thầy!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho phép con được đọc bài này. Con ý thức được sự vô thường của cuộc sống và cái chết có thể đến bất kỳ lúc nào. Nhưng con cũng ý thức được con nên yêu thương mọi chúng sanh vô điều kiện, không vụ lợi.

      Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy vì sự lợi lạc của chúng sanh hữu duyên.

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  4. Tantra Citta says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    Insight into impermanence is central to Buddhist practice. In fact, Buddhism can be seen as one extended meditation on transcience as a means to freedom. The Buddha’s last words were: “All conditioned things are impermanent. Strive on with diligence.” Suffering is not inherent in the world of impermanence; suffering arises when we cling. When clinging disappears, impermanence no longer gives rise to suffering. The solution to suffering, then, is to end clinging, not to try to escape from the transient world. Change is a central feature of life. It can be exhilarating, exhausting, frightening or relieving. It can spark sadness or happiness, resistance or grasping. It is possible to find ease and grace in the world of change; it is possible to trust the mind of non-clinging and so find our liberation within the world of impermanence. As we see impermanence clearly, we see that there is nothing real that we can actually cling to. Our deep-seated tendency to grasp is challenged, and so may begin to relax. Confronting impermanence  profoundly, in this meditative way, can open us to liberation. My fellow disciples and students at Song Nguyen Tantra House have a choice; we can let go of clinging a little, and have little peace. We can let go a lot, and have a lot of peace. Or we can let go completely of clinging, and have complete peace. Let us all strive and venture forth towards the Great Happiness (Mahasukha) and achieve the happiness of Buddha Nature and true liberation in the Pure Land. Blessings and Peace to our esteemed Master and his consort and to all sentient beings. Om Mani Padme Hum 🙂 Tantra Citta (Jeffrey Bernard Forest).

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Citta sang tiếng Việt như sau ạ:

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Nhận thức về vô thường là điều rất quan trọng trong thực hành Phật pháp. Đạo Phật được xem như một phương tiện để giúp chúng sanh đạt được giải thoát tối thượng. Trong kinh Di Giáo, đức Phật đã từng dạy: “mọi điều đều vô thường, hãy tinh tấn hành pháp”. Phiền não, khổ đau không phải là thuộc tính vốn có trong thế giới vô thường này, đau khổ phát sinh khi chúng con bám chấp. Khi chúng con buông xả bám chấp thì sự vô thường sẽ không gây ra đau khổ cho chúng con.  Vậy để đoạn trừ đau khổ thì cần phải biêt buông xả, không bám chấp chứ không phải chạy trốn thực tại. Thay đổi là điều tất yếu của cuộc sống. Những trạng thái vui vẻ, mệt mỏi, sợ hãi hay yên lòng, đều có thể làm cho con người buồn bã hay hạnh phúc, tìm cách chống lại những cảm xúc đó hay chìm sâu trong nó. Nhưng chúng con có thể tạo ra sự thong dong trước sự vô thường của cuộc sống này khi tâm không bám chấp vào nó và chúng con sẽ tìm thấy sự tự do trong thế giới vô thường này.

      Vì chúng con nhìn nhận thấy rõ sự vô thường của cuộc sống và những điều chúng con bám chấp vào đều không thực sự tồn tại thường hằng. Xu hướng bám chấp của chúng con sẽ gây ra nhiều đau khổ, vì vậy chúng con nên buông xả. Chúng con nên sống với tâm quân bình, thái độ hân thưởng trước sự vô thường thông qua thực hành pháp, chúng con có thể được tự do.

      Chúng con là học trò Mật gia Song Nguyễn đang học dần cách xả ly, giữ tâm quân bình, càng xả ly chúng con càng hạnh phúc, an lạc, bình an. Chúng con cùng nhau tinh tấn hành pháp để thành tựu hạnh phúc của Phật tánh và đạt được giải thoát tối thượng nơi Tây Phương Tịnh Độ.

      Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của vị Thầy tâm linh tôn kính và người phối ngẫu tâm linh của ngài vì sự lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.

      Kính!

      Con – Tantra Citta (Jeffrey Bernard Forest)”

  5. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear guru thanks for sharing this lesson. Hope all beings try to practice dharma without wasting much time on luxurious life.

    May Guru live long life. May guru and other beings may get enlightened.

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép 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. Con mong rằng mọi người sẽ tinh tấn hành pháp để không phí hoài thời gian vào cuộc sống xa hoa.

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy trụ thế lâu dài. 

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu trạng thái giác ngộ.”

  6. Tantra Kasila says:

    Dear Guru

    Thank you very much for the article.We all are living in a materialistic world where materialistic emotions are so dominant and we are so attached to those things.Attachments are the root cause of all sufferings.The moment we can realise that our life is really too short in this world we can be free from all attachments.

    May the guru live long and all the sentinel beings have the peacefulness and calmness of Buddha.

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      “Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con chân thành cảm ơn Thầy vì đã cho con đọc bài viết này. Chúng con đang sống trong thế giới vật chất và những cảm thọ về vật chất đang chi phối chúng con, chúng con đang bám chấp vào những điều đó. Chính sự bám chấp là gốc rễ của mọi khổ đau, phiền não. Khi chúng con nhận biết được cuộc đời quá ngắn ngủi thì chúng con có thể xả ly những sự bám chấp này.

      Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho sự trường thọ của Thầy.

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

  7. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear holy guru,

    Thank you for this article. It’s good to be reminded that nothing is permanent. Sometimes I forget this and put to much wrote and stress into things that will go away. Thank you as always for teaching us. For your sake and the sake of all sentient beings please be well and peaceful.

  8. Dr. C H Lakshmi narayan. says:

    Respected Guruji,I bow my head at the lotus feet of Guruji.

    I am Tantra Nirvadeva.

    One of the most important highlights of Buddhism  is the law of  Impermanence ! I salute the great master Gampopa at this juncture !In his book ” A precious garland of the supreme path “, the 10 points of non-profit beneficial told is very very relavent to a common  lay Buddhists as well as Dharma practicioner. Nobody can escape death. Our Funeral march is going on from the time of our birth till we reach our grave ( from womb to tomb ) and our heart beats are the drum beat sounds of this funeral march !

    If so, why and how to lead our life ?.The answer is, we have to live our lives like a Lotus flower.!

    Lotus flower, though it takes its birth  from the ditch and polluted  muddy water  down below the bottom of the lake, it  comes up to live on the clear and clean surface of the water in the lake and looks up at the SUN, the great Saviour of living beings of the earth ,to imbibe it’s  solar energy and shine  till evening  when it fades away and meet its end ! . During this short span of life, it not only fully blossom and laughs lovely but also  makes the others laugh and give joy and pleasure to them ! It does not worry about it’s Impermanence and short span of life and feel always gloomy like man but enjoys it’s life and makes others enjoy !

    As such, keeping in view of the Impermanence of  life and every things and every phenomena on earth, a man should live in the  Present (not worrying about the past or Future) always seeing good , doing good,and  being good ( that is nothing but practicing Dharma ) without Clinging or Attachment to anything and everything in the World !

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Long live our Guruji for upholding Dharma.

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan.

     

     

     

     

  9. Tantra Mikaya says:

    dear holy guru. Thank you very much for your article and the emphasis on the values ​​of Buddhism. We live in a materialistic and busy world where the charity was unfortunately often lost. Everyone is self-centered, and we all want compassion and love. The appearance of money and power of the hungry has become a sign of strength. The real values, such as love and compassion, should be brought back to the fore. For me, the Buddhist path has also come to fruition. I will continue to be mindful and with compassion go through life because I know this is the right path. The path of enlightenment may reach all men. May all creatures be blessed with love and compassion. May our holy Guru be happy and in good health. Om Mani Padme Hum

  10. Ugyen Tshomo says:

    Dear Holy Guru;

     

    It’s always blessed to go through your wisdom articles, it really enriches my wisdom to be a better person and being reminded of being too attached to the things of impermanence. I heartiestly thank you for sharing a very valuable and informative post la.

     

    May your Guru live long and sound health to have a peaceful life for all good cause to come in samsara.

    With much respect_/\_ _/\_ _/\_…….

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