Dec 13, 2012

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Rely on the spiritual teacher

Last topic, I mentioned about my happiness when practice Dharma. But I don’t know how I start and  where I start . That is a big question for me . Because Shakyamuni Buddha, who gave 84,000 forms of teaching and lot of Sutras. Therefore, we need  a Guru who will be guide  you the shortest way to come Nirvana , and we will rely on the spiritual teacher . There for :

We take refuge until we are enlightened

In the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha

And Guru is the person who represent for three jewel . And we need to rely on him.

At Sai Gon – Mui Ne resort

In his Great Treatise, Lama Tsong Khapa goes to describe the actual manner in which proper reliance on a spiritual teacher should be developed and established “ Reliance on a spiritual teacher “, he writes “ is the foundation of the path, because the spiritual teacher is the source of all temporary and ( particularly ) ultimate gain .” The point here in that if we encounter a genuine spiritual teacher, this person maybe able to help us open our eye of awareness and lead us on the path . The actual practice of relying on a spiritual teacher is performed through thought is the key. This entails the cultivation of two principal qualities, faith and respect , based on the recognition of your teacher’s great kindness. In fact, the very purpose of cultivating such attitudes is to arouse enthusiasm for and dedication to your practice. By cultivating such thoughts as admiration and respect, you develop a deeper appreciation of what your spiritual teacher embodies, and your commitment and dedication to practice naturally increase. In some Mahayana Sutras describes some criterion such as :

– Energy and enthusiasm for teaching the student

– Vast learning in order to have the resources from which to draw example and citations

– Eloquence and skill in presenting the Dharma so that the teaching is effective

– Deep compassion and concern for the well being of the student to whom the teaching is given

– The resilience to maintain enthusiasm for and commitment to the student

So that, we can not evaluate the criterion on the appearance . We can’t use the wrong criteria to judge a teacher’s suitability . For example ,we can also look at  the life of Milarepa, who shines as one of the crown jewels among Tibentan meditators . One day, the lama, Naro Bonchung , who had heard of Milarepa’s great reputation, went to visit him. When he meet Milarepa in person, however , he was taken completely by surprise, and later remarked to some one “ this Milarepa is so famous, but when you actually see him, he looks just like a beggar.

Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh

And the Guru is the representative for three jewel, and we need to refuge on the Guru. And if you found him , a Guru with all the criterion , you must completely respect on him and put all the faith ,and only he will be show you the short way to come the Nirvana, and we so lucky to found him, Thinley Nguyen Thanh, and we so proud about him , the great  Guru , he so patience to teach us every thing ( Dharma practice as well as all the skill of life ) , and he had pedagogic method, and good at foreign languages. Become he come the Guru, he was Russian teacher and excellence journals. Last few day, he wrote the article about “ the best method how to study well the foreign languages” that he wrote more 10 years ago , the method which I haven’t known before. And I  more admire on him. Every day, he continue the way of  bodhicitta , the altruistic to help other person . He often call for very student, to remind us try to practice Dharma . We don’t know how to describe the most thankful for Guru .

We pray for his good healthy lives  . We will be refuge on him until enlightened.

Mat Kinh

  1. nguyen thanh says:
    It’s very good when you think about your Guru!
  2. Mật Phổ says:

    You are the best!

  3. Mật Hải says:
    Master’s body is Sangha
    Master’s speech is Dharma
    Master’ mind is Buddha

    Master’s body is Dakini
    Master’s speech is Yidam
    Master’s mind is Guru

    Master’s body is Nirmanakaya
    Master’s speech is Sambhogakaya
    Master’s mind is Dharmakaya

    Now and forever, I and everybody (all living beings) take refuge with Master – Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh.

  4.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    Amado Guru : Tener un Guru es lo mejor que le puede pasar a un ser humano . El encarna las tres Joyas ,,, el es la mente del  Buda …el  Dharma y la Sangha .  Ademas el, es el unico que nos puede abrir el ojo de la conciencia …Asi que nuestra Fe , Respeto y Devocion hacia nuestro Guru  es mas alla de las palabras.  No hay forma de describir  nuestro profundo agradecimiento …No importa como aparezca …realmente ..a quien le importa como aparece…Asi que …Amado Guru que tengas  salud para vivir muchos años para beneficio de todos los seres sintientes. Que todos los seres esten libres de sufrimiento y sus causas .OM MANI PADME HUM

  5. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear Guru we rely on your methods and techniques of meditation for enlightenment.

    May you be protected and live long.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum..

  6. Tantra Mikaya says:

    dear holy guru. Good morning and a wonderful day from Berlin combined with my thanks for your wonderful wise article. I have understood this article as follows. WE HAVE TO KNOW OUR TEACHER WITH ALL THEIR WAYS AND METHODOLOGY. This is the reason why I read and answer your articles. I have full confidence and devotion to the Dharma and to you holy Guru. we can all trust your wise words and develop us further. Just as children trust their parents that they are guided according to their development. So trust children to their parents when they say do not touch the fire You will burn yourself and it will hurt you and just as I trust our holy Guru that his knowledge and methodology lead us to the goal. In times when the technology overcomes us and we feel that we need a clear mind, it is all the more important to have a teacher to trust completely. I became aware that despite my reading I need the right guidance which helps me to go on the right path. The three jewels of the Buddha (spoken and taught by the Holy Guru) the Sangha the Dharma are of utmost value to us all. May all beings be free from suffering and trust the way of our holy Guru. May our holy Guru be in good health all the time. Om Mani Padme Hum

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