Jun 8, 2022

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On the occasion of Guru’s day: THE BLESSING FROM GURU.

 

Dear Holy Guru,

On the occasion of Guru’s Day, I would like to thank Guru for giving me a chance to practice Dharma and help me out in difficulties, bring me happiness and peace in life. The more I learn from you, the more deeply I recognise that you are the source of all blessings in my life.

 

The blessing of a Guru is a wonderful part of human life. It has the power to enable the seekers to attain the absolute wisdom, along with self-realisation, and the Grace of Buddhas. If the disciple perseveres and is worthy, the blessings of Guru can set aside everything that is working against him and shower him with pure bliss. The Guru is a vast ocean of compassion. He bestows his blessing upon the deserving seekers.

Moreover, you receive blessings through your selfless service. You should know how to please Guru; your gestures and postures, your way of talking, and sitting before Guru should be cordial.

Here’s an interesting story regarding it.

A Tale of Lord Buddha & Anand

Anand was the cousin of Mahatma Buddha and one of His main disciples. He devoted and surrendered himself to Buddha yet he had some doubts. Once he asked Buddha, “You sit on a higher platform while we sit at your feet, can’t we sit at the same level and communicate like friends. What is this tradition that those who want to know, the seekers, must sit at a lower platform while the Master sits on a higher level.”

Buddha replied, “Anand, have you ever drank water from a natural spring?”

Anand said, “Yes, I have” Then Buddha asked, “You drank while standing at the top of the fountain or beneath it?”

Anand said, “To drink water, a thirsty man must bend down because water always flows downward”.

Then Buddha said, “Understand that the container in which you collect water, ought to stay at a lower level. And the urn from which water is being poured must be kept at a higher level.”

He continued, “Unless the deservingness gets developed, you cannot receive anything. And if you are at a lower level, that does not mean you became insignificant, rather being at a lower level means you are deserving, you are humble and you understand how to bow down before the Guru. Such modesty is the first condition of receiving anything.”

Lord Buddha teaches mankind to stay humble in order to receive the blessing of the Guru. Moreover, when you get selected in an army or administrative service, after successfully completing all the tests, you are sent for special training. In that training, you learn, among other virtues, modesty. And through this virtue, you qualify for a higher position with more responsibilities. Modesty is very important in all walks of life. You receive the absolute rights only through a Guru, he is the perfect Trainer. Whatever a Guru teaches, follow and move on in life with happiness and peace.

I want to share with you and my fellow learners something amazing. I have finally completed my bachelor’s degree of Psychology. As you know, this has been a long and very difficult road. I could not have done this without you. You have put me on a path years ago when I first started coming to Chanhtuddy.com You brought me under your wing and shared lessons of Buddhism and a path to enlightenment that I never knew existed. I don’t know if you remember but when I first came to you, my only belief of Buddhism besides what I had read online was that it was for monks only, that women couldn’t be monks and that it was sort of a secret society of special individuals. I thought you had to be a vegetarian and live in a monastery living in silence except for chanting and that was all I knew or thought I knew. Then I met Violet who brought me to you. You have taught me so much. I have learned the love and devotion you have for Buddha and for your learners. I have learned to respect and cherish you for all that you do and have faith in you and your lessons without question as you are the path for me and my fellow learners to reach enlightenment. You have given me the opportunity to be a part of this ‘secret society’ that many know nothing about or have the same false beliefs that I had. Holy Guru, I cherish your lessons. Your merit you send to me, your methods of learning and practicing, and your commitment to teaching and leading us in the right way (action), the right view, right speech, being mindful, right effort, living an honest life, not taking what is not mine, and so many other lessons. I have had many times that I have fallen, and you have picked me up. You have always supported my learning of Buddhism. Allowing Violet to teach classes to those around the world has been very beneficial as well. Seeing you, and hearing you give lessons has been inspiring. I’m so grateful to be allowed to learn from you and I could not have achieved this great achievement without you. May you be well for the sake of ALL sentient beings. May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the cause of suffering. Om Mani Padme Hum

 

Tantra Amishuta (Jenifer Locki)

Sincerely,

Tantra Amishuta

Your Devoted student

Tantra Amishuta (Jenifer Locki)

 

  1. Thomas Nissen says:

    Congratulations Tantra Amishuta on you great accomplishment! And thank you for writing this moving article. I share your great devotion and admiration for Guru. And of course, I am very grateful to Ms. Tran for always reaching out to help us.
    The Buddha’s parable about drinking from a natural spring was very helpful to me, having been pondering just such questions recently.
    I have learned that the word Guru means “one who brings the light.” This is something we must all be grateful for.
    So, to our esteemed Guru I say,
    Thank you for teaching us. And may you always enjoy the best of health and complete contentment.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  2. Tantra Amashuta says:

    Thank you dear holy guru for posting my letter. I apologize as I have my born name written wrong. Jennifer Roberts 😀 Thank you again. You are a wonderful Guru who I am so lucky to have. Om Mani Padme Hum

  3. Paul Yawney says:

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful article by Tantra Amashuta. I share the same feelings for Holy Gurus Guidance and Teachings. I have learned much in the 2 years I have been in Holy Gurus care. May Holy Guru continue to teach us and share his wisdom. Thank you.
    OM MANI PADME HUM
    Tantra Himataru

  4. Tantra Mitsharuma (Petra from Sweden) says:

    Dear Holy Guru
    Thank you for sharing this with us. Most beautiful
    My congratulations to Tantra Amashuta on her achievement

    May Guru have health and be blessed and peaceful
    May all sentient beings be free from harm and its causes
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  5. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear compassionate Guru,

    Thank you so much for sharing this letter with us, as usual you’re so kind and you always give your disciples a real chances to practice dharma with the easiest, fastest and most fun way, and also you give them a real chances to share their feelings and opinions on chanhtudy.com, you’re the best fabulous Guru worldwide, you can’t imagine how I appreciate and respect you, you’re the best thing which happened to me, and I really liked your photos which you attached in this letter, and I really need a permission to download them. So could you please give me a permission? I’d like to save them on my mobile phone and my laptop if possible sure, thank you so much again dear honorable Guru.

    May you have a good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings
    May all the sentient beings attain the happens of Buddha’s nature
    May the pandemic caused by coron virus soon end
    Om Mani Padmé Hum

  6. Ockert Lotriet says:

    What a wonderful article filled with truth. I’ve learned spiritual truths that had a impact on my life. I’m starting to understand right view as part of my daily life much better. I learning to focus through the power of meditation that helps me to understand life better than before. Thank you Guru for your patience and love for us as your students. Thank you for showing us the path to follow.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    • Tantra Suramitra says:

      Venerable Guru.
      My name is Tantra Suramitra.
      Thank you very much, for your inspiring teachings, an the right view and practice, in wich dipped hours understanding in the Holly Dharma,all this is dew to you knowledge, and compassion.i deeply appreciate and love all your efforts you do to all of us Thank you.
      OM MANI PADME HUM
      🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🙏🙏🙏♥️

  7. Raymondbeugels says:

    Thank you for sharing so much wisdom, it’s a privilege to read your articles. Also a big bow towards Violet, i appreciate your translation.

    Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu🙏🙏🙏

  8. Liam says:

    Thank you for the article! The Buddha’s teaching about the spring was beautiful. I have learned many great teachings from these articles and also the classes. I look forward to learning as much as I can!

  9. Mật Hồng Thức says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have read this article already.

    I am happy with the writing shared by Tantra Amishuta, had a good fortune to meet Guru and learned Thanh Tri Yoga, thereby helping to make life more positive and better.

    I pray for Guru’s health and long life for the benefits of sentient beings.

    Pray for the Covid-19 pandemic to be eradicated soon.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

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