Jul 4, 2021

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Letter to disciples No.340: SONG NGUYEN TANTRA HOUSE HAS SET SAIL WITH THE WIND BLOWING ( Thư gửi các trò 340: MẬT GIA SONG NGUYỄN GIĂNG BUỒM LỚN )

Dear disciples!

Yesterday, the 3rd July 2021, the Wisdom Enlightenment course has finished with the last lecture after nine months, with one class every 2 weeks which means 2.700 minutes in total for disciples of Cao Dieu group. Almost every disciple has performed well to the course’s expectations and presented a thorough understanding after each lecture. Some disciples even showed extraordinary reflection on the lectures than I expected. The most important thing that I wanted to emphasize is that each disciple has shown the ability of independent thinking, while still following the right track of Dharma. Therefore, the teaching and learning activities throughout the course can be seen as a whole as a colorful picture which is very impressive to look at from all different angles. Surely all the holy saints will be pleased!

Dear disciples!

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a “village teacher” though, among my current students and disciples, there are some who have gained master’s and doctoral degrees. Years ago, I used to stand on the podium as a teacher. In the present, I sit cross-legged on a throne for three hours, and 4 hours at the longest (for the lecture on 20 June 2021). Years ago, my class used to be as noisy as a crowded market and my throat suffered from the pain because I had to scold them sometimes. In the present, every session of lecture witness a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Years ago, I often gave a one-period lecture (which lengthens for 45 minutes) for each class. In the present, the length of time does not depend on any school rules at all. Occasionally, if I was so immersed in the lecture, it could last for 3 hours straight which caused the disciples to suffer and end up in their deep sighs, and the only thing they could do was praying that the lecture would stop soon so that they could enjoy their dinner. Years ago, my students came to class just because that was their only obligation. In the present, some of my disciples and students skipped the lectures because of their worldly affairs and social activities. I absolutely sympathized! Years ago, my students attended the class to gain high scores. In the present, my disciples voluntarily attended to listen to my lecture because they wanted to accumulate merits and to enlighten the wisdom accordingly. Why are there these differences, my disciples? Because years ago, teaching was just a part of my job; while in the present, I give teachings to my disciples as the Director of the Institute of Psychology Research and Pure Mind Yoga Application, and as a Founder of Pure Mind Dharma lineage.

 

In the past, I became a teacher in a heavy mood because at that time teaching was the last thing that one could choose to make a living. There was a catchphrase that was trending formerly that said: “First comes Medical science, second comes Pharmaceutical science, then comes Science and Technology, and the last comes Pedagogy”. Every time I answered the question about my occupation to someone as a teacher, it was unavoidable to receive such pitiful looks from them. In the past, I had learned a lot, but what I taught my students was so little. In the present, I could freely give lectures to my disciples and students because you all have been well-equipped with a high level of awareness, perception, and information processing. For all these reasons, I decided to quit my teaching job after 5 years and switched my professionalism into a journalist and a translator. It was then bitter and hard for me to work as an amateur journalist and translator to make a living at that time in Danang city. Then I moved to the South as an exile who looked for a way to make a better life and had no idea about the returning day. Then the luck finally came to me when I was offered the opportunity to work at Ho Chi Minh Police Newspaper Editorial office. However, I still could not sense the inner peace, even though money and the inferiority complex of professionalism had not been an issue to me anymore. It seemed to me that those days would also become memories when the retirement age had come close. But it was another unexpected turn of my life, which resulting from “karma condition” from earlier lives, I spin the wheel of my life and started “teaching” again! The podium was replaced by the throne, the Russian language was replaced by Buddhist teachings, the class space was replaced by the meditation hall. And I will keep teaching until my health does not allow me to do so..

 

Dear disciples!

Saturday morning started with birds chirping and sunshine which gave us the hope of a beautiful day

 

Saturday morning started with birds chirping and sunshine which gave us the hope of a beautiful day, however, the evening came with torrential rain, rumbling sound of the thunder, and flash of lightning resounded in the gray sky. Unfortunately, that was exactly the time I started my lecture as usual which was planned with two main parts. The first part was to inform the news and to review homework which often lengthens around 1 – 1.5 hours. If the rain kept pouring so hard, and the sound of heavy rain kept bothering the lecture’s quality, it would last another 1 – 1.5 hours to finish the second part (new lesson, prayer, and transference of merits). In that case, I could not save my voice throughout that long session, which means the prayer that we had made for the course the run smoothly from the beginning, the middle, and the ending was not answered? It was a bit strange because it has never rained in the evening throughout these 9 months. There were just a few light showers of rain during the season. However, at our last lecture, it rained cats and dogs. Electricity was also interrupted as well! Nonetheless, these barriers did not hinder us at all! I moved all the necessary equipment from the meditation hall to the living room, using our private electricity generator to revive the power source. After 10 minutes, the rain stopped, and we kept using the power from the electricity generator! Thereby, this kind of incident teaches us a lesson of being well-prepared in all situations, do not wait until we are stuck in the situation in which “it is too late to lock the stable door when the horse is stolen”.

The rumbling sound of the thunder and flash of lightning resounded in the gray sky

 

Anyway, encountering such an expected incident, I am more appreciated the blessings from Guru, Avalokiteshvara, Dakini through the awakening channel of ours. Even it was illustrated in reality as an angry natural phenomena (or rather the evil force from evil spirits), the atmosphere of our class was watered by the nectar essence which helped to bring a breeze to calm out hearts with good news from abroad coming at the right time, at the end of the course. The good news is that Song Nguyen Tantra House has welcomed new Tantra House groups in the Philippines with 82 learners, and in the Americas (the US, Australia, Canada) with 40 learners, and one upcoming group of learners in Europe next month. So, we have done it very well the 3rd Article, section C specified in Permitted functions issued from Decision No.199/QD-LHHVN by Dr. Dang Vu Minh, the Chairman of Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) signed on the 5th March 2018 in Hanoi. Simultaneously we have complied with all the terms and conditions stipulated in the Certificate of registration of science and technology No.A-1890 signed by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Le Xuan Dinh on the 6th October 2021 (first registered on 18 March 2018) in Hanoi.

Song Nguyen Tantra House has welcomed new Tantra House groups in the Philippines with 82 learners

 

STT HỌ VÀ TÊN THÀNH PHỐ QUỐC GIA GHI CHÚ
1 Jeffrey P. Lumbay Pagadian Philippines Tộc trưởng
2 Pondar Aldrian Pilapil Pagadian Philippines
3 Auila Jindy Ann Languyan Pagadian Philippines
4 Tumampal Carmela dela Cerra Pagadian Philippines
5 Tumampal Roger Pandalan Pagadian Philippines
6 Avila Jay Hanz Languyan Pagadian Philippines
7 Avila Candilaria Languyan Pagadian Philippines
8 Nedalla Eddie Jhoe Pater Pagadian Philippines
9 Languyan Perla Gooc Pagadian Philippines
10 Gooc Bonifuela Tala Pagadian Philippines
11 Safson Maria Fe Dumaog Pagadian Philippines
12 Duma-og, Rolando OR Pmlo Pagadian Philippines
13 Duma-og, Rolando SR ongcof Pagadian Philippines
14 Teledorio Arman Gallego Pagadian Philippines
15 Teledorio, Mai Mybd Pagadian Philippines
16 Teledorio, Jossa Pagadian Philippines
17 Teledom’o Maylene Vino Pagadian Philippines
18 Teledom’o Daisy Vino Pagadian Philippines
19 Telediovio Mamie Vino Pagadian Philippines
20 Amodia, Rica Termando Pagadian Philippines
21 Arila Joagel Languyan Pagadian Philippines
22 Joleolo, Rena Aizon Pagadian Philippines
23 Merey D.Bandauao Pagadian Philippines
24 Rienie L.Cgak Pagadian Philippines
25 Myrna C.Gemina Pagadian Philippines
26 Junifer T.Maitom Pagadian Philippines
27 Zossima T. Maitom Pagadian Philippines
28 Jinrill Anla L. Pagadian Philippines
29 Grilbert Tommy Bart D. Pagadian Philippines
30 Rodelyn Nabua R. Pagadian Philippines
31 Marviane J. Pinero Pagadian Philippines
32 Doblc Roberto Pagadian Philippines
33 Doblc, Richelle Pagadian Philippines
34 Doblc, Marf Grace Pagadian Philippines
35 Doblc, Mark Anthonf Pagadian Philippines
36 Doblc, Key Pagadian Philippines
37 Doblc, Keymarrk Pagadian Philippines
38 Doblc Angeto Pagadian Philippines
39 Doblc, Abnan Pagadian Philippines
40 Espmiha, Manan Pagadian Philippines
41 Mission, Anthonotte Pagadian Philippines
42 Solas anaclifo Pagadian Philippines
43 Solas Renavelle Pagadian Philippines
44 Solas Rjloyd Pagadian Philippines
45 Solas Macl Tane Pagadian Philippines
46 Labitad Princell Jane Dbaob Pagadian Philippines
47 Labitad Thxe Faith Cabillon Pagadian Philippines
48 Albanaan Flonenda Balmodros Pagadian Philippines
49 Albanaan Rayralde Anayenio Pagadian Philippines
50 Albanaan Reyan Bolmodros Pagadian Philippines
51 Albanaan Chirstion Rey Balmacbes Pagadian Philippines
52 Agvar Ney Ann Dalmadrej Pagadian Philippines
53 Balmadres Charue Gata Pagadian Philippines
54 Balmadres Analyn Dionson Pagadian Philippines
55 Labitad Nelson Balmadres Pagadian Philippines
56 Renaja Reynante Jauier Pagadian Philippines
57 Balmadres genara ermonda Pagadian Philippines
58 Balmadres Guillermd Bcay Pagadian Philippines
59 Labitad Daisamae Cabillon Pagadian Philippines
60 Labitad Marvin Obaob Pagadian Philippines
61 Balmadres Charles Anto Dionson Pagadian Philippines
62 Balmadres Jcauillo Yorong Pagadian Philippines
63 Balmadres Maru Beth Pagadian Philippines
64 Ageas Lamer Balmadres Pagadian Philippines
65 Relacion Angelou Retuerfo Pagadian Philippines
66 Ageas Aley Bongcawil Pagadian Philippines
67 Morales John Faylou Ageas Pagadian Philippines
68 Labitad Nilyn Balmadres Pagadian Philippines
69 Balmadres Sabel Jakosalem Pagadian Philippines
70 Labitad Edwina Cabillon Pagadian Philippines
71 Getigan Echile Cris Monarca Pagadian Philippines
72 Pacatang Maria Cristina Clomia Pagadian Philippines
73 Balmadres Anecita JakoSaloem Pagadian Philippines
74 Balmadres Maricel Ermonda Pagadian Philippines
75 Balmadres Ladylyn Pepe Pagadian Philippines
76 Arquiza Mac-Ercel Balmadres Pagadian Philippines
77 Balmadres Giullen Ermonda Pagadian Philippines
78 Labitad Ronald Balmadres Pagadian Philippines
79 Delos Antos Alcris Calamoltoy Pagadian Philippines
80 Sedrome Ronelya Cobol Pagadian Philippines
81 Ageas Maria Balmadres Pagadian Philippines
82 Relacion Caerry Retnerto Pagadian Philippines

 

Song Nguyen Tantra House has welcomed new Tantra House groups in the Americas (the US, Australia, Canada…) with 40 learners

 

STT HỌ VÀ TÊN BANG QUỐC GIA YOGA NAME
1 Robert Clayton Jr. Kentucky Mỹ Tantra Mahacitta
2 Felicia Dunn Washington Mỹ Tantra Amidhara
3 Randy Dunn Washington Mỹ Tantra Ambhashiru
4 Adam Ybara Texas Mỹ Tantra Nagashumi
5 James Joyner Texas Mỹ Tantra Nagacitta
6 James Edwards Mexico city Mexico Tantra Micitaru
7 Racquael Lyn Clark Washington Mỹ Tantra Mishumaru
8 Andrienne Kosis New York Mỹ Tantra Hanakashu
9 Albert Ortega Texas Mỹ Tantra Ambhadhi
10 Ralph Keating California Mỹ Tantra Lanidha
11 Steve Rogers Aveley Úc Tantra Haramitra

 

12 John Mruk North Carolina Mỹ Tantra Upashiti
13 Russel Ray Kentucky Mỹ Tantra Umashita
14 Jameson Marquardt Tennessee Mỹ Tantra Umishicitta
15 Josh Hacker California Mỹ Tantra Pramitdhita
16 Kim Johnson Washington Mỹ Tantra Aradhana
17 Aaron Kravetz Tucson Arizona Mỹ Tantra Katanaga
18 Pamela Burridge California Mỹ Tantra Najuna
19 Isaiah Thompsonn Georgia Mỹ Tantra Shimitaru
20 Racquel Tomas Connecticut Mỹ Tantra Mishumaha
21 Huascar Anda La Paz Bolivia Tantra Mukashitaru
22 Mark Hamilton Kentucky Mỹ Tantra Mashinaga
23 Lee Samuel Pennsylvania Mỹ Tantra Kasumahiru
24 Tena Gebers Lincoln, Nebraska Mỹ Tantra Shadhita

 

25 Pete Kirk Ohio Mỹ Tantra Amicitta
26 Paul Yawnay Ontario Canada Tantra Himataru
27 Jennifer Roberts Pennsylvania Mỹ Tantra Amishuta
28 Charles Wentland Minnesota Mỹ Tantra Shumicitta
29 Randy Orton Iowa Mỹ Tantra Hamaniya
30 Dean Caytor Texas Mỹ Tantra Mishitara
31 Stephen Routon Arkansas Mỹ Tantra Mashiru
32 Aki Thunderpaw South Carolina Mỹ Tantra Tanshami
33 Moises Barajas Mexico city Mexico Tantra Mahashira
34 Dennis Black Colorado Mỹ Tantra Najumita
35 Ana Clau Mexico city Mexico Tantra Nahakata
36 Paul Richardson Colorado Mỹ Tantra Mishutara
37 Jase Cook Massachusetts Mỹ Tantra Midhita
38 Lynwood Furthington California Mỹ Tantra Shukamita
39 Le Duy Tri Virginia Mỹ Cao Dieu Nhat Nguyen
40 Nguyen Thị Thanh Thuy Virginia Mỹ Cao Dieu Bich Lien

 

 

I suddenly recall the prophecy verse that I wrote in spring 2013 which has come true:

Spring comes, the fragrance of Dharma flower is ubiquitous

Bodhicitta has been spreading out to all directions

Song Nguyen Tantra House has set sail with the wind blowing

Heading to the land of the eternal happiness of true Dharma

Song Nguyen Tantra House has set sail with the wind blowing.  Heading to the land of the eternal happiness of true Dharma

The great ship has sailed, the Prajna vessel has set off, we will keep setting out scaling the summit and facing the water to wherever there are sentient beings who are sharing the favorable circumstance with Pure Mind Dharma. I acknowledge all your contributions in generating Bodhicitta to help other sentient beings, in fighting strongly against the wrong views, as well as your diamond-like integrity and loyalty that you have always been demonstrating. I pray for the pandemic to end soon, and all the sentient beings’ sufferings to be calmed. I especially pray for Pure Mind Dharma to spread all over the world for the benefit of sentient beings, like a small fire that warms the long night of samsara.

Om mani padme hum!

A rainy day on the top of Phu Van Mountain, 4 July 2021.

Thinley Nguyen Thanh.

Translated by Cao Dieu Mat Tu.

Turtle on a lotus leaf in Buddha’s Footprint Lake

 


Vietnamese version: Thư gửi các trò 340: MẬT GIA SONG NGUYỄN GIĂNG BUỒM LỚN

 


 

NHỮNG HANH THÔNG, PHÁT TRIỂN CỦA  MẬT GIA SONG NGUYỄN  CUỐI NĂM 2020 ĐẾN GIỮA NĂM  2021

1, Thư gửi các trò 340: MẬT GIA SONG NGUYỄN GIĂNG BUỒM LỚN

2, HỌC THUẬT CỦA MẬT GIA SONG NGUYỄN ĐƯỢC PHỔ TRUYỀN QUA HỘI THẢO QUỐC TẾ TẠI ĐẠI HỌC NILAMBER (ẤN ĐỘ) – Cao Diệu Diệu Hằng

3, CAO DIỆU DIỆU HẰNG VIẾT VỀ HỘI THẢO PHẬT HỌC QUỐC TẾ – Cao Diệu Diệu Hằng

4, VIỆN ITA TRÌNH BÀY THAM LUẬN TẠI TRUNG TÂM NGHIÊN CỨU PHẬT HỌC QUỐC TẾ Ở ẤN ĐỘ

5,Lạc giữa trời Tây: Bài 2: DU SƠN NGOẠN THỦY, CÁM CẢNH KẺ NGỒI NHÀ NGỒI BÓ GỐI DỰNG CHUYỆN – Đạo sư, Viện trưởng Thinley Nguyên Thành

6, Thư gửi các trò 333: LẠC GIỮA “TRỜI TÂY” – Đạo sư, Viện trưởng Thinley Nguyên Thành

7, Thư gửi các trò 335: CAO DIỆU MẬT TỪ VỪA THI ĐỖ NGHIÊN CỨU SINH TIẾN SĨ

8, Thư Thụy Điển: Ở ĐÂU CÓ SÙNG KÍNH, Ở ĐÓ CÓ VỊ THẦY – Cao Diệu Mật Từ

9, Thư Newzeland: CẢM TẠ ƠN THẦY, CON VỪA CÓ CÔNG VIỆC CHÍNH THỨC TẠI AUCKLAND VỚI TỶ LỆ 1/350! – Cao Diệu Mật Thuỷ

10, Thư Mỹ quốc: THẦY ƠI, CON ĐÃ MUA NHÀ RỒI! – Cao Diệu Nhất Nguyên

11, Thư Quảng Ninh: TỘI NGHIỆP NHỮNG CƠN MƯA PHÙN – Mật Tấn Pháp

12, LẬP GIA ĐÌNH MUỘN KHÔNG SAO! HẠNH NGỘ MUỘN MÀNG VỚI ĐẠO SƯ MỚI LÀ MỘT THIỆT THÒI LỚN! – Tantra Upatissa

13, Thư Phú Quốc: NHỜ THẦY CON ĐƯỢC LÀM BẾP Ở KHÁCH SẠN 5 SAO – Mật Phước

14, Thư Phú Quốc : TÔI SẮP CÓ NHÀ – Cao Diệu Giác Đăng

15, PHƯỚC ĐẾN HAI LẦN VỚI CHÚNG CON, MỘT MÙA LỄ LỚN ĐÁNG NHỚ! – Cao Diệu Giác Đăng

16,BẰNG LÁI CÓ RỒI, ĐẤT THIÊNG CŨNG ĐÃ ĐƯỢC RỒI! PHẢN ĐỒ ĐỪNG NÓI TÔI TỰ BỊA NHƯ CÁC NGƯỜI NGHE! –  Mật Hạnh

17, Thư Biên Hòa : NHỜ THẦY CON ĐÃ CÓ BẰNG LÁI XE Ở TUỔI 60! – Mật Hạnh

18, VÌ SAO TÔI TRỞ THÀNH “CON CƯNG” CỦA BỐ MẸ MÀ TRƯỚC ĐÂY HỌ GỌI TÔI LÀ “ĐỨA GÂY CHUYỆN” – Mật Huệ Như

19, Thư New Zealand: MÙA VALENTINE ĐÁNG NHỚ NHẤT CỦA CHÚNG TÔI  – Mật Thủy

20, Thư Newzeland: NGHĨ KHÔNG RA, BÀN KHÔNG ĐẾN, BẾN KHÔNG THUYỀN, DUYÊN TIỀN KIẾP–   Cao Diệu Mật Hải, Cao Diệu Mật Thủy

21, Thư Hà Nội: BỖNG DƯNG ĐẮT SHOW – Cao Diệu Diệu Hằng

22, Thư Hà Nội: ƠN THẦY, ƠN PHẬT…- Mật Hạnh Dung

23, Thư Thái Nguyên: THỰC HAY MƠ? – Mật  Thái Xuyên

24, Thư Hà Nội: TỪ “TRÊN KHÔNG” RƠI XUỐNG !- Cao Diệu Đăng Tâm

25, Thư Hà Nội: CHÚNG CON ĐÃ CHUYỂN VỀ CĂN NHÀ MỚI HƠN 100 MÉT VUÔNG – Cao Diệu Đăng Tâm

26, Thư Kiên Giang: THOÁT KHỎI VỎ ỐC TỰ TI – Cao Diệu Mật Ba

27, Thư Hà Nội: HOA TÂM BỪNG NỞ, HOA ĐỜI KHOE SẮC – Cao Diệu  Tấn Giác

28, Thư Newzeland: CON ĐÃ ĐỦ ĐIỀU KIỆN CƯ TRÚ TẠI XỨ SỞ KIWI – Cao Diệu Mật Thủy

29, Thư Kiên Giang: TẾT ĐẤT TRỜI, TẾT ĐỜI TÔI _ Mật Tuệ Tín

30, Thư từ Nigeria: Cảm niệm của Giáo sư, tiến sĩ Chukwugozie Maduka: MUỘN CÒN HƠN KHÔNG

31, Thư từ nước Mỹ: ÁNH SÁNG CUỐI ĐƯỜNG HẦM

 

 

 


 

  1. Cao Diệu Giác Đăng
    Cao Diệu Giác Đăng says:

    Dear Guru,

    I am delighted to read your letter no. 340. I would like to thank the compassionate Guru for being allowed to attend the class for the past 9 months, giving me the opportunity to accumulate merit to enlighten the mind, prepare the luggage on the path aim to city of liberation. This is really a special course for me. 2,700 minutes of online learning, every minute is imbued with meanings and benefits in the light of compassion and wisdom of Pure Mind dharma, spanning the times despite all obstacles, as well as witnessing many glorious moments and brilliant victory with good news followed, achievements bloomed throughout Tantra House. And now, when the class is finished, it is also the time to mark a brilliant milestone of Song Nguyen Tantra House with the new Tantra House groups in Philippines and in America. Song Nguyen Tantra House has set sail, the Prajna vessel has set off, Guru’s prediction on that year now come true! I am very happy at this great good news, strong proof of the fragrance spreading everywhere from the Guru, the Founder of the Thanh Tri lineage in the S-shaped country. I am elated to praise the virtue, bodhicitta and wisdom of Guru. I pray for Guru’s health and longevity for the benefits of all sentient beings. Pray for more and more sentient beings all around the world to have the opportunities to access the Pure Mind Dharma.

    I would like to keep in mind the lesson from the incident last night that Guru remind us, a lesson that is always necessary for practitioners on the spiritual path, “prepare, prepare and prepare”. Pray for all sentient beings awaken to the state of enlightenment.

    Thank you, vajra brother Cao Dieu Mat Tu for the translation. Pray for you achieve your legitimate wishes.

    Pray for the covid 19 pandemic end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  2. Ockert says:

    Very motivational article. Thank you.

  3. Tantra Tanshami says:

    Guru I love you so much I thank you for your Wonderful teachings

  4. tantra mahavita says:

    Dear Guru . Thankful for your article. We praise the Guru “s virtue, bodhichita and wisdom …I pray for his health and longevity as a Guru for the benefit of all sentient being . I pray that all sentient being awaken to the state of enlightenment ….Pray the pandemic will end soon …OM MANI PADME HUM

  5. Tantra Aradhana (USA) says:

    Guru
    Thank you so much for all you’ve done and all these wonderful article’s and and teachings they have help me learn so much that I can now recognize things as I go in the days and nights for my self and others and that is wonderful feeling as well

    Thank you so much
    Guru
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  6. Huascar Anda says:

    I want to thank Guru, teacher Violet Tran and Song Ngyuen Tantra House, the teachings that they selflessly have given to all of us. For me it was like drinking fresh water.
    I liked the teachings explained in a simple and coherent way, understandable for all of us.
    I am very grateful to be part of this excellent teachings.
    With gratitude,

  7. paul yawney says:

    Dear Guru, Thank you for Posting this article.. I have enjoyed every class and have learned much from your teachings. It has encouraged me to me to pass on the teachings to more people and to be more aware of how I respond to life. thank you for allowing me to learn from you. May you live a long and Happy life. may this co-vid end.

    OM MANI PADME HUM
    Tantra Himataru

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  8. Tantra Najucitta (Jeffrey Lumbay) says:

    Dearest Guru,

    Thank you for this article, we here in the Philippines
    we are very happy and no words can explain the joy we felt.
    After the class yesterday from the notes I took from your articles, we have a meeting and agreed to make that certain lot as a Meditation garden.

    And soon this year will not clean the area for future development and landscaping.

    Thank you dearest Guru, rain or shine the Dharma flower must bloom and it’s heavenly order be smelled across the land of Pagadian and then to the Island of Mindanao.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Yes, Dharma doesn’t relate to rain and shine! But we must prepare and prepare

  9. Nguyên Thành
    Nguyên Thành says:

    Dear disciples!
    Violet Tran ( Cao Dieu Dieu Hang) told me that all you learned diligently. Some of you wasn’t absent from lessons although you were very busy in your life. I am happy to know about this, and give you Yoga names. Everyone had it! I wish you best! I pray you more read and comment on chanhtuduy.com! With meta Thinley. Nguyen Thanh

  10. Tantra Shumicitta (Charles Wentland - America) says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank-you for this article. Also thank-you for the opportunity

    to take the classes these past few weeks. I am happy you took

    the path you did even when it was difficult.

    May you live long healthy life for the sake of all sentient

    beings.

    Om Manti Padme Hum

  11. Tantra Maruta says:

    I am so grateful to learned about the info that Philippines will now be a piece to be touched by chanhtuduy.com, having the Soong Nguyen Tantra House be organized in here, thru the blessing of the Holy Guru.

    i am so excited and much willing to be a part of it.

    May we all have a fruitful learning thru the teaching of the Holy Guru. May all be in calmness despite the devastating season of the Covid 19. May we all continue to radiate peace, positivity and kindness to all living being.

    Tantra Maruta, from the Philippines

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      No, You have to creat a new group because they are a family of their own!

  12. Tantraupatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.
    I am so much touched with your story narrating the struggle in life. You listened to your heart and followed it. Your enthusiasm to teach other beings about Dharma landed you in a beautiful position and helped in spreading pure mind yoga across the world.
    I am so delighted in seeing the increase in your desciples across the world. Hope all of them get liberated and learn more from you.

    May Guru live long to uphold Dharma.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    May pandemic situation of Covid 19 come to an end.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  13. Tantra Dharma Sunyata says:

    Dear Holy Guru,
    This is an awe-inspiring report.I congratulate you and the learners in Philippines and in the Americas.More grease to their elbows.I also congratulate your secretaries and your translators.I also congratulate all other workers that have helped to lighten the burden on you.
    I am immensely grateful for getting the opportunity to be your student.
    Namo Buddhaya

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      No, you are not my student, but you are my disciple because you have a Yoga’s name!

      • Tantra Dharma Sunyata says:

        Dear Holy Guru,
        Thank you so very much for the correction.I am privileged to be your disciple
        May your good works and wishes endure for ever.
        Namo Dharmaya

  14. Tantra Amashuta says:

    Dear Holy Guru,
    This is such an amazing article and fact of how Buddha has touched so many through your lessons. You continuously bring us closer to enlightenment and peace, not to only us learners but all those who we as learners come in contact with. The peace, path to enlightenment, patience, understanding, and the will and desire to improve on all of these spans the world with each of your disciples. Thank you so much for all of your dedication and commitment to Buddha and teaching us in every way you can. Om mani padme Hum. May you be well for the sake of all sentient beings and may our brothers and sisters attain enlightenment and continue to share the lessons of Buddha.

  15. Tantra Kasumahiru (Lee Samuel America) says:

    The Dharma is alive and well served in your hands and words. I wish to thank my spiritual sister Violet for leading me to your teachings. As you say teaching as a profession is one thing…allowing the Word to come through you is entirely a more wondrous thing…May all sentinent beings benefit from Dharma

    OM MANI PADME HUM

  16. Tantra Mashita (Euro) says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you so much for sharing this letter with us, you can’t imagine how I liked it, such a meaningful letter, also the photos which you attached here made me happy, and my heart was joyful when I saw your photos with white clothes and also with the dharma clothes, I’m so happy that song Nguyen Tantra house achieved a new achievement and acquired new learners, I wish I could see the whole Buddhist practitioners disciples for you at song Nguyen Tantra house, and that’s not because I respect and appreciate your only, but also because I believe that you’re the person who provide the right methods and ways to practice dharma, I’m so proud that I’m one of your disciples and finally I wish I could attend a lecture for you one day thank you so much again dear holy Guru,

    I bow my head down to you
    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

  17. Tantra Suramitra says:

    Venerable Guru.
    My name is Tantra Suramitra from Manchester UK.
    Thank you for the good article, and good news.
    Thank you! OM MANI PADME HUM
    🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹♥️🙏🙏🙏

  18. Tantra Mahacitta (Robert Clayton Jr) says:

    I wanted to write and express my heartfelt gratitude for this letter.

    It has been truly a privilege, a joy, and an honor to have spent these past several months learning Guru’s teachings from Violet Tran. I am extremely grateful to be among the USA Song Nguyen Tantra House students.

    Honor and praise for the Three Jewels!
    Honor and praise for our Guru and his teachings!

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  19. Aaron Kravetz says:

    My first Master always sang a song of Avalokiteshvara.
    In my life I have experienced confusion in my path many times about the “Right thing” to do.
    All choices ked to the doorway if learning and have compelled me to make an eternal commitment to sharing the Dharma.
    The Facebook group I started has long passed 1000 members. All these members are taught and encouraged how to teach and encourage others to spread the seeds of Dharma in this way, far and wide.
    I thank Guru for giving me Dharma name and attending in this group for sharing the Dharma especially gratitude to Violet who never firgets or gives up on me.
    Om Mani Padre Hum 🕉
    Infinite Light
    Eternal Enlightenment
    Blessings to you all.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for you comment. I wish you best! We have not right thing but only right view, what is a fondation to build Castle Enlightenment!

      • Tantra Katanaga (Aaron Kravetz)USA says:

        Guru, Thank you for the gentle reminder about Right View.
        Please allow my humble gratitude for bestowing the name Tantra Katanaga.
        I will continue to be a student of the right view and share the Dharma as best as I am able.
        I especially thank you for your lifetime of service and sharing the lessons you have learned along the way.
        You are a light to those seeking right view.

        Tantra Katanaga Aaron Kravetz USA

        • Hafiz (Iraq 🇮🇶) says:

          Thank u great and dearest Guru
          I like you so much
          So thank to my master VIOlENT
          I have more informations ℹ️
          So nice article
          Om mani Padme hum

  20. Tantra Katanaga (Aaron Kravetz - USA) says:

    Guru, Thank you for the gentle reminder about Right View.
    Please allow my humble gratitude for bestowing the name Tantra Katanaga.
    I will continue to be a student of the right view and share the Dharma as best as I am able.
    I especially thank you for your lifetime of service and sharing the lessons you have learned along the way.
    You are a light to those seeking right view.

    Tantra Katanaga Aaron Kravetz USA

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Dear Tantra Katanaga! I am happy to reading your reply. I think that your sentences are not just a group of sentences, but they are your soul and your heart! I like this comment!

  21. Abrar Bhatti says:

    Dear Guru Ji,
    I read your article, I am inspired by your journey. Making right efforts leads towards success and gain wisdom. You have a bodhisattva heart to save others. Pleased to see Dhamma is spreading around the globe.

    Abrar Bhatti
    Philippines

  22. Tantra Sutradaka says:

    Reverent Guruji
    Good morning
    I bow my head before your lotus feet
    Om Mani Padme Hum

    For last, about one month I am not keeping a good health. I was asked by the University to scrutinise the merit list of the tentative candidates prepared for their promotion to the post of Professor. My wife and friends said that it was my fault to accept it, but out of compassion, generated after going through a number of Guru’s articles and commenting on them, I could not check my temptation of helping the teachers of the college and University who were waiting for their promotion for a longer period. And I went to Patna, though by car, and caught by the exposure of rainy wind and fall ill. I was suffering of cough cold and fever. My family members consulted the Physician and the treatment of corona started, though I was not suffering of that. Though I was recuperated in 6 days but still I am facing the side effects of strong and heavy doses of antibiotic like weakness, headache and many more. I was lying on the bed but my friend sent me this article of Guru’s exciting experience of teaching to a large gathering of disciples coming from the different parts of the globe for two weeks like a regular teacher. It was a boon in disguise as I was facing the boring situation and this has brought a ray of hope of replacing it through the pleasure reading.
    Gurujee, I am so delighted to read this article, i cannot express it. I have just retired from this prestigious teaching profession. I can understand the pleasure of engaging the classes. Even after that I deliver lectures in webinars. Rose Tran knows it as she has also delivered two lectures along with me for Indian audience. Though my retirement benefit papers have not been processed but I am happy from within to know about your continuous lectures address to the global audience. I crave it also.
    I, from the core of my heart, express my congratulations for doing a sublime job of enlightening the disciples regularly for 09 months.
    Om Mani Padme Hum
    May the entire world be free from Corona tragedy
    Long live our Guru
    Tantrasutra daka.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Dear Tantra Sutradaka,
      Thank you for your comment. I am glad to read your comment after a while. I believe that you can empathize while reading this article as you have experienced the same lifepath somehow as a teacher. I am proud that you have not been bothered so much by life’s burdens, on the contrary, you rejoice with the good deeds and found inner happiness with the help of Buddhist teachings. I hope your illness will be recovered absolutely soon. May all your legitimate wishes be fulfilled. Om mani padme hum.

    • Tantra Shadhita says:

      Dear Guru, Thank you for your dedication and patience toward helping so many people toward enlightenment. I thank you for sharing your journey. It may have been a hard one, but a good one. Your article hit home,as I have been one of those busy people who wander, only to realize life cannot flow without the spirituality of a consistent practice. May you be able to help many more on the Path.

  23. Tantra Mashinaga says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you so much for this article. I am so happy and honored to be part of Song Nguyen Tantra House. The lessons I learned from Guru are invaluable. I look forward to meeting all my fellow students and disciples.

    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)

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for your comment! It is great to hear that from you. I hope you will keep reading and learning more!

  24. Venessa (Sweden) says:

    Dear guru, I am so happy to read this article, thank you so much.
    Om mani padme hum.

  25. Tantra Shimitaru (Isaiah Thompson) says:

    Thank you very much Guru, for giving me my Dharma name, Tantra Shimitaru. I wish you a long life, and infinite blessings! 🙏🙏🙏

  26. Tantra Mishitara says:

    Thank you for this article. I attended classes earlier this year and learned a great deal! I am very gracious that I was invited to attend and look forward to growing more and reading more articles. I found that this has come to my life at a very perfect time.

  27. Dhan Singh Ravi says:

    Dear Holy Guru,
    Thank you for sharing this valuable article.
    I pray for your long life and sound health for the well being of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings be safe and happy.

  28. Tantra Haramitra says:

    Dear Holy Guru
    I am Tantra Haramitra From Australia

    Thank you Holy Guru for your guidance and patience with me. Your lessons always help me seek further truth and the knowledge I have gained gives me hope for the future

    May you have continued good health so that you can continue giving these teachings for the benefit of all sentient beings

    Om mani padme hum 🙏🏼

  29. Tantra Midhita says:

    Venerable Guru, greetings and a good morrow to you, dear sir.

    You continue to amaze, and this homage to our success, and exemplary scenario of your diligence throughout your growing mastery shines through.

    I have constructed based on your teachings over time, a riddle that has no wrong answers, but three are the most correct, to varying levels of interpretation.

    I would like to share it with you, for you have taught it to me without instructing me as such.

    ~What is always a master, yet forever a student?~

    My initial answer is my chosen answer, but any answer that appreciates the riddle, appreciates itself further with wise thoughtfulness in response

    Most specifically, my answer is Salvia officinalis. It is the common “Sage” in Layman, or an even more simply appropriate answer: A Flower.

    But really the riddle has Exponential or near infinite “correct answers”, with the correctness measured by how well you perceive the question itself.

    One of my favorite answers a lot of friends recite to me is “a human”. Again, there is no real answer to the riddle, it is indeed one to make others think.

    We are the answer, Guru.

    There are always more steps to climb, more to be had, and to attach to any one specific train of thought too long, is to stop and smell the flowers, but to linger too long is to procrastinate on one’s continuous journey.

    Eventually the vessel of man does cease to function, but what we attain throughout our journey is not ours alone, as long as we are mindful to reciprocate the teachings that mean the most to us, in ways that others too can perceive what is intended throughout, no matter the words chosen.

    You have watered this plant well, master, and it shall continue growing and blossoming, until its time comes to return to the cycle at yet another crossroad.

    Some say you “meet people twice”, and while I cannot affirm your journey against mine, I hope someday to meet in person, if not in place and time, perhaps someday on some scale of perception.

    Perhaps one day I will live as a tree, in the realest sense, and may one day indeed share a Grove again with Guru, and that is something I sincerely hope for.

    I am no fortune-teller, but I have a skill of deep contemplation and reflection, or so I feel.

    I have no foresight.

    I can only guess as to what may come for myself and myself alone, but I am thankful to have lived this life with a most thoughtful Guru, putting forth their time and effort, for my success.

    I sometimes do not think I am worth such effort.

    Guru has let me know in many of his teachings on the wisdom of Buddha, that this simply is not so, and for that I am thankful.

    May all who seek, receive as they wish to yield, both bountiful in blessings and greatness through furthered enlightenment.

    Om mani padme hum

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for your comment! It is always good to consciously making sense of things around us, however, the Buddha once taught us that “Worry about things that are not worth being worried about will increase affliction. Do not worry those things that are worth being worried about will also increase affliction”. For Buddhist followers, we should employ our reason on matters based on Dharma teachings, not on any other sources. It is important to remember not to trust our minds’ judgment before attaining full enlightenment. I hope it will be helpful for you to reflect on your way of thinking. Om mani padme hum.

  30. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear Holy Guru,
    I happened to come across this letter again today in a time I need to read these words desperately. From this lesson I currently apply it to my situation. Though things are difficult it is good to prepare for what may come and to realize merit will bring what we need. I am in a difficult part right now with many things going on that are impermanent and uncertain. My fears are getting the best of me but I am doing what I an to prepare for the worst and pray, listen to your (guru’s) lessons that have become so important to me. I have belief in all you have taught me and feared that I was feeling wrong because of all I’ve learned from your lessons. I spoke to a dharma friend who assured me this was not true and that feelings are part of life. I feared that I would do more harm than good reading articles and practicing dharma in such a state of mind but was assured that if ill I would need medicine, if spiritually ill I need dharma and you my holy guru. Thank you for being here for your learners and disciples. I’m so pleased to be one of your learners. I have seen so many good things in my life because of the merit you have transferred to me and the merit you have allowed me to gain. As I see today as I cry, I know the lessons are vital to my path that you have set before me. You are my only path to liberation and freedom from suffering. I look up to you as well. I wish to one day have the knowledge and confidence to also teach dharma lessons. I thank you for giving me the rare opportunity to learn buddhism from a wonderful and true Guru. Thank you again. May you be well for the sake of all sentient beings. May all sentient beings be free from suffering and find the path to liberation. Om Mani Padme Hum

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