May 25, 2020

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What have I been taught by Guru? ( THẦY DẠY TÔI NHỮNG GÌ? )

What have I been taught by Guru.

Receiving a call from Guru that he allowed me to take part in the Dharma trip starting from Song Nguyen Tantra House, I felt so nervous because this is the first time I have had the opportunity to attend such a long dharma trip. I did not know what would happen on the following days. Even though I always keep in mind that I should not dream of the future, I should concentrate the mind on the present moment, the excitement mixed with nervousness made my mind restless.

What must be, must be! The flight to Ho Chi Minh city went well. It was so lucky for me. When I decided to go to Song Nguyen Tantra House, I could buy the flight ticket at once. Only a mouse clicking, it was easy for me to book a flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city on the familiar website with the very cheap price of 11.000 dong ( about $0.5). But I was still worried about what would happen next. The eagerness remained in my mind when the bus went to Vung Tau from Tan Son Nhat airport. Unexpectedly, Guru had prepared a small party on the high floor at the restaurant next to the sea with the beautiful sound of the waves. Indeed, if I were not his disciple, I could not have such wonderful moment from Guru’s grace.

it was easy for me to book a flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city on the familiar website with the very cheap price of 11.000 dong ( about $0.5).

Guru had prepared a small party on the high floor at the restaurant next to the sea with the beautiful sound of the waves

Back to the second day of my first Dharma trip. I had a memorable day. Today, Guru allowed me to meet the vajra brothers in Ninh Thuan after an over 100-kilometer drive from Phan Thiet. While I was leisurely enjoying the scenery at Sea cafe, talking with the vajra brothers, Guru was still working hard for the liberation of all beings with writing the second article in English. When we were sharing together about our spiritual experiences, I got a call from Guru and he told me to come back the hotel.

I was leisurely enjoying the scenery at Sea cafe, talking with the vajra brothers

Posting an article is very normal, but today it became abnormal. Guru finished the second article and it was being posted on the site when all date completely disappeared without a trace. The internet here was so bad. The title of the article still remained, but below was the empty space, no any words existed. I did not believe what happened in my eyes. I quickly accessed to the cache. Strangely, there was only the data from 4:35 am to 17:06 pm. The data at the time when Guru posted the second article was evaporated. No DOC file existed during that period of time.

I did try my best to get the data back, from “searching Google” to calling IT engineers for help and with my own experiences, but all my efforts were in vain. Sitting in front of the empty space in the screen of Guru’s desktop, I was dumbfounded. Looking at the watch, time passed so quickly, for more than two hours, my eyes fixed on the desktop’s screen, my forehead became “warm” but everything I had tried brought nothing.

“searching Google”

What I would like to mention in this case was not my failure in saving data with my own experiences, it was the way of Guru’s reaction after listening to my failure. He was happy with what I had done. He neither told off me nor showed any anger. He even prepared a big meal and wait for me to enjoy the dinner. It was the nice meal full of flavor of that “Dharma is life”. I have never forgotten such a good dinner.

It was the nice meal full of flavor of that “Dharma is life”. I have never forgotten such a good dinner.

After leaving the cafe, Guru told me that he would never accepted such a bad situation. He would rewrite the new article to share with the foreign learners and readers about the values of this life and the true values of Pure Mind Yoga. It was another surprise with me in the same day. Guru continued his working for the liberation of all beings with the next article. Thus, this would be the third article he wrote within the first 2 days of the Dharma trip.

Coming back the hotel, it was completely dark and everyone began to go to bed, making the new energy for the next day after a long journey from Phan Thiet to Phan Rang where was called “the sunlight is as hot as Phan, the wind is as strong as Rang”. Guru still stayed awake to make “the Dharma gift” for learners. A man with the health at the age of 40 like me was so tired after a hard day. I admired Guru for his hard working and enthusiasm in liberating all sentient being from suffering.

I did try my best to get the data back, from “searching Google” to calling IT engineers for help and with my own experiences, but all my efforts were in vain. Sitting in front of the empty space in the screen of Guru’s desktop, I was dumbfounded. Looking at the watch, time passed so quickly, for more than two hours, my eyes fixed on the desktop’s screen, my forehead became “warm” but everything I had tried brought nothing.

Coming back the hotel, it was completely dark and everyone began to go to bed, making the new energy for the next day after a long journey from Phan Thiet to Phan Rang where was called “the sunlight is as hot as Phan, the wind is as strong as Rang”. Guru still stayed awake to make “the Dharma gift” for learners. A man with the health at the age of 40 like me was so tired after a hard day. I admired Guru for his hard working and enthusiasm in liberating all sentient being from suffering.

Guru still stayed awake to make “the Dharma gift” for learners

Guru still stayed awake to make “the Dharma gift” for learners invented six marvelous spiritual practices in the era 4.0. What has impressed me most is that Guru never stops teaching us how to harmonize the world life with the means of liberation in order to get rid of the samsaric suffering.

Guru has never stopped moving forward when facing any difficulties. Although he has many Vietnamese students who are good at English, no one has enough bravery to write any English articles. Guru is brave enough to write articles in English and he did write and now he decides to finish writing the second article. He has published two articles in English (and an article deleted by the destructive powers of Mara) within 2 days. Perhaps many people will wonder why he does that by himself. It is easy for him to ask any disciples to translate his Vietnamese articles into English. Why does he have to type every English sentence to convert all sentient beings? Only looking at English words, I feel headache.

I realized that his vast Bodhichitta covers around the world without limitation about space and time. The ability in a wise and compassionate Guru has no limitation. Looking at the heavy English book he always takes with so that he can communicate with foreign learners, no need any translators; I really admire and respect him. When mentioning about this, Guru tells us the reason why he learns English. Guru avoids depending on any disciples in any ways. If Guru depends on disciples, they will let their heads swell with their own self-importance. They will do Dharma activities for their ego “me, mine and I” then they rise the disrespect for Guru resulting in getting the bad consequences in future. It turns out that Guru learns English because he wants disciples to avoid making the bad karma. However, through the incident happened last night, I hope that Guru should not exhaust yourself any more for our liberation. Because you even do nothing, we still understand your heartfelt dedication for the enlightenment of all beings!

A new day has come, I gently go to sleep and believe that every vajra brother like me, is extremely proud of being a small disciple of Guru, having a chance to accompany with him in the Dharma trip, having a valuable opportunity to learn the precious lesson from his self-reflective example, a Guru who always pays attention to convert and educate all beings, a teacher of gods and human beings. Guru always provides the holy Dharma to eliminate the ignorance and shows all sentient beings the path to true awareness.

Thank you so much for teaching me.

May Guru and your consort have good health and live long to uphold the Dhrama.

May more and more beings have the opportunity to stay with the awaken one in order to end the ignorance and leisurely walk forward on the path of liberation.

May covid 19 pandemic be soon over.

Om Mani Padme Hum.

Disciple Mat Nhi Khang


Vietnamese version: THẦY DẠY TÔI NHỮNG GÌ?

 

 

  1. Tantraupatissa says:
    Dear Guru thank you for sharing this article. Also thanks to Vajra brother Mat Nhi Khang in accompanying Guru in his long trip of Dharma journey. Spending even a little time with Guru is better than reading many number of Dharma books. I feel in this case Mat Nhi Khang is lucky for staying close to Guru in this journey. I am very much delighted by Guru’s boddhichita mind and will power which always works for benefiting other beings and never looses though evil power tries it’s best to make the situations worst. It’s because of Guru’s deligent practise and blessings of Buddha and Avlokiteshwara – Guru always overcome bad situations easily with a courageous heart and compassionate mind. Also it’s good to see Guru directly writing articles in English for our Dharma brothers. I sincerely bow my head before lotus feet of Guru.

    May COVID 19 come to an end.

    May Guru and his consort live long to uphold Dharma.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum…

  2. Tantra Mashita says:
    dear compassionate guru,

    I bow my head down to your lotus feet

    I devote myself to you

    Thank you so much for sharing this article with us I really liked it. the feelings of the student didn’t surprise me, in fact as I told your before all the letters and the alphabets of all the languages worldwide will stay helpless and can’t ever describe you, also I really liked the English articles which you wrote , to the extent that I told my friend Mat that “although the guru wrote all the articles on chanhtuduy.com and you and the others dharma brothers just translated them, but I felt the the articles which you wrote in English have another taste ! thank you so much for your compassion towards us ” the foreign students” who don’t speak the Vietnamese language your compassion, goodness, kindness, tendress got beyond all borders, finally I wish I could attend a dharma journey with you one day.

    May you have a good health and life long for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the pandemic caused by corona virus soon end

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  3. tantra mahavita says:
    Dear Holy Guru: Dear Dharma Companion … Thank you very much for publishing your wonderful Dharma journey with the Guru … very fortunate to share Dharma experiences is life in the company of the Guru … Despite the empty space … occurred with the loss of data … The benevolence and wisdom and compassion of the Guru are incredible … His tireless work and enthusiasm for the liberation of all sentient beings and his Bodhichita … has no limits. We are very fortunate .. May the Song Nguyen Tantra house continue to be a source of Light and Wisdom of the Guru and Bodhichita. For the benefit of all sentient beings. May the Guru have a long and happy life. May all beings find Buddha Nature. May the pandemic end soon. OM MANI PADME HUM
  4. paul yawney says:
    Dear Holy Guru, I bow head to feet. Thank  you for another wonderful article. Guru teaches even when working. Guru shows calm, compassion, and kindness for all. Learning English allows those of us who do not speak any other T learn these wonderful teachings.. All things happen for a reason. the lost article may have been lost to encourage a better one. Thank you for your teachings. May Holy Guru and his Consort live a long and Happy Life. OM MANI PADME HUNG.     Tantra Himataru
  5. Mật Khả Phúc says:
    Dear Guru,

    I delighted to read this article which is written by Mat Nhi Khanh. Since the time Mat Nhi Khang got permission from Guru, he got all the convenience and luck in traveling as cheap flight ticket, good flight and nice meal. But the luckiest chance he has is the precious opportunity to take part in the Dharma long trip with Guru because spending time with Guru is better than reading a thousand of Dharma books. After the long trip, Guru still spent time to write new article to give us the new lesson, especially these are  in English which is not easy even for native English speaker. Guru even read hundreds of comment and reply comments of learners/disciples in order to encourage us. Sometime I wonder how Guru can handle that load of work. With tons of work Guru have done everyday, an ordinary person in his youth couldn’t handle that. I admire Guru’s Bodhicitta, generosity and strong will. I am so touch to see the picture Guru stayed awake to rewrite Dharma gift for learner after it’s been disappeared, it’s a great example and a reminder for practitioners that we have to keep going, keep our faith and will strong, try hard and harder to overcome every obstacles so that we can reach to the Liberal city. According to this article, I am so moving after understand the reason why Guru learn English, study hard and use it fluently in a speedy time at this age. Because Guru wants beings around the world can approach to right view, want to encourage all beings and let them  know that Guru don’t distinguish and also Guru wants disciples avoid making bad karma. All Guru works are for benefiting all sentient beings. Thanks Mat Nhi Khang for sharing.

    I pray for your Dharma trip to be successful. I sincerely pray for the health and longevity of Guru and your consort for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May Covid-19 pandemic will eliminate soon.

    May all sentient beings attain the Buddha’s nature happiness.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  6. Tena says:
    Dear Guru, I am grateful that you have persevered over Mara. I may not understand dharma well, but I enjoy your articles and if I continue to read,I may persevere as well. Thank you. Please continue to guide me.
  7. prem lal says:
    Respected Guruji Namaskar

    I am very happy to read this article.The path shown by Guruji of Dharam is a great one.We should follow our Guruji and walk on his path.We should always do good.We should always follow the path of our Lord Buddha.Goodness is the great nature of lord Buddha.Let us follow the same path.

    Om mani padme hum.

  8. Tantra Mashinaga says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article by Mat Nhi Kang. It truly is mara that tries to hinder us from learning the dharma from our Guru. I am haply that my Guru loves his foreign disciples so much that he writes articles in English. I feel blessed to have such a Guru. I eagerly await the next article from my Guru so I may gain merit.

    May Guru and his consort 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)

  9. Tantra Amitara says:
    Dear guru

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

    Guru always supported us. Without guru we are nothing as guru is giving us a beautiful frame to face this samsara. I honestly not a true learner of guru because of irregularities. But I know he is full of wisdom and compassion. I am just a footprint of him.

    May guru teaching illuminates over the world for peace and happiness.

    May guru and his concert live long for well being of all. May all sensient being get free from all type of diseases.

    May all sensient being attain enlightenment.

    Om mani padme hum

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