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THE MIRACLE OF MAGIC POWERS IN BUDDHA DHARMA AND MAGIC POWERS IN SECULAR SOCIETY (Sự ảo diệu của thần thông đạo pháp và thần thông thế gian)

THE MIRACLE OF MAGIC POWERS IN BUDDHA DHARMA AND MAGIC POWERS IN SECULAR SOCIETY

This morning I read Mat Vien’s comment: “… A person sitting in the house between four walls cannot know how daily life is going outside, and what is happening in the world? However, just with a computer connected to the Internet, we can see how the whole world is going! The true spiritual Guru is like a computer connected to the Internet, leading the desciples to from the darkness of ignorance step into the sky of the right Buddha Dharma, to the shore of ever-lasting blissful happiness: temporary happiness this life and ever-lasting bliss next life… “. Therefore, I “become” a compurter connected to the Internet as a bridge connecting the happiness of Dharma. For a long time, I have assumed that who or what I am is not important. The essence is how to help the disciples gain from what Buddha taught through the Guru’s pedagogy, so that they will happily walk freely in the direction of liberation.

royal city

Royal City

Suddenly I recalled that yesterday Mat Nga sent a letter to talk about her recent visit to Royal City in Hanoi. The underground parking lot that is enough for 20,000 motorcycles, and more than 1,000 cars overwhelmed her. There are more than 200 restaurants and 600 booths serving all shopping needs of the consumers in Hanoi. She wrote: “There are many entertainment areas such as a movie theater, a water park, an ice skating rink, a food street area with lots of diverse dishes from different regions as well as different countries, a clothing shopping area, an interior decoration area, etc. My legs gradually became tired due to fatigue. Perhaps it is the pride of the Royal City, so on the way there are sofas for customers to rest and then go on. We visited it for several hours but we only could see about one-fourth of that place. The more I went into that place, the more I felt like I was going to

Chanhtuduy

There is also a Vimalakirtiroom in Song Nguyen Tantra House.

I told Mat Nga about Vimalakirti room when Vimalakirti pretended that he was ill to teach and convert sentient beings. He was a very rich man but a lay Buddhist Buddha who had a lot of contributions to Dharma. When hearing that he was sick, more than a thousand Bodhisattvas, Arahants, royal relatives, and normal people … visited him. When arriving, they could only see a small room, but strangely, when they entered the room, there was enough space for all of them! However, what really surprised me is that Mat Nga “discovered” in Song Nguyen Tantra House, there is also a Vimalakirti room. She pointed out: “I think perhaps many people may think and will be surprised and wondered that these days there is no such a real Vimalakirti room for people to practice Dharma, listen to Dharma lectures as Vimalakirti had done? It can be difficult but it is not impossible because we do not have enough wisdom to see that room. It is far but close to us. That room is the site chanhtuduy.com, the site about Buddhism where beings everywhere can come to learn Dharma, practice and listen to Dharma lectures … and share comments via any places, anyone can enter that room without the worry of running out of space. There is one room, but all can come.

Vimalakirti

Actually, I have found that for so long, but only during the tea ceremony in Song Nguyen Tantra House Center, only disciples who are there can hear this association. In the past, Vimalakirti used the Buddhas’ spiritual power and the power of accomplishing a vow by a Buddha or bodhisattva to convince sentient beings with the wish-fulfilling room. Nowadays, the era of computer technology is at its peak and there is enough supernatural powers to create such room with the computer, television, wifi internet. It can be asserted that in the old days, such power except for Buddha, only Vimalakirti could do. Today, such room becomes popular for the 21st century people. Although human beings can creat the room with the function of “unique magic” like Vimalakirti, but not everyone can give Dharma lectures like Vimalakirti. Why? Because the teachings of are not only about the wisdom of liberation for the monks, but also easy to apply to the lay life, aiming to achieve the purpose of living together with the guiding principle that Dharma is life and life is Dharma. After listening to Vimsalakirti’s teachings, everyone was happy to leave and follow his teachings. The monk Chin Kung said that there are two Buddhists to teach sentient beings: The lay Buddhist Buddha is Vimalakirti, the Buddhist monk is the virtue Sakyamuni Buddha.

From the core of this thought, among thousands of websites about Buddhism, Mat Nga insisted: “… However, if a room is considered as Vimalakirti room, it not only has a lot of space, but it also includes the followings that other Buddhism websites do not have:
– The website is made up of the Guru’s mind, effort and wise, especially his noble wow to help all sentient beings practice Tantric Buddhism (Letter to disciples No.80)

– All of the articles, lectures on chanhtuduy mention three essentials of enlightenment: Nihsarana (Renunciation), Bodhicitta (The Heart of Enlightened Mind), and Sunyata (Emptiness). They raise the spirit of counter-argument articles based on the right views “Wisdom is the principle aspect of the path to enlightment” (four aspects: right understanding on worship, right understanding on reverence, right understanding on the viewpoint, and right understanding on liberation) toward enlightenment and liberation.

– The articles, lectures with many different topics, different Dharma aspects close to our life (“Dharma is life”) help the readers understand but they are still in the orbit of Dhamma.
– There are often new articles.

– The interaction in the articles is through lots of comments.

– The consistency in terms of academic aspect is based on Buddha’s teachings, examples, citation and arguments, not arbitrary thoughts.

– There is a confirmation of Guru that reading and giving comments about the articles on chanhtuduy is one kind of dharma practice like chanting (see the article “Vai trò Đạo sư như người thợ chế tác kim hoàn” or “The role of the Guru like a jeweler”). No other people dare to assert this.

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If there are 10 people practicing together, each one will have 1,000 merits in a practice, which means doing less but getting more.

“Guru once said that when we practice Dharma in the holy space of the meditation room, the merits of Dharma practice will be multiplied according to the number of practitioners. For example, one person who practices can get 100 merits, but if there are ten people practicing together, each one will have 1,000 merits in a practice. That means doing less but getting more. I suddenly think about the Vimalakirti room chanhtuduy.com, which does not limit the number of people entering to practice. Thus, every time I read and comment on chanhtuduy.com, my merits will be multiplied so many times. Oh, I was surprised by the wisdom of the Guru who created this Vimalakirti room, which enables us to quickly accumulate both our merit and wisdom in order to be reborn in Amitabha Buddha pure land after death and quickly gain success in life as well as social achievements in the present world “.

From the reference point above, the very essence of the Dharma affirms that the feature of “Vimalakirti ” is not a raw element, even it is a virtual magic room, or a large area equal to a province! Therefore, when travelling to teach sentient beings everywhere, Buddha often used the magic powers through his wonderful teaching method to convert all sentient beings and rarely used the supernatural powers. From this point, I deeply felt that the practical thinking permeated with the spirit of Buddha-nature equality that Mat Nga revealed through the following writing:

I loved looking at Royal City Apartments with their luxury, splendid and European style … I could not stop asking:

– This place is so great. Is it invested by foreigners, Mat Quoc Sanh?

– Oh, no! It is invested by the richest man in Vietnam.

Suddenly I realized that I still have the thoughts that only foreigners can create such places because they have a lot of money to invest. Nevertheless, I forgot that there are also billionaires in Vietnam!

If a person wants to make a Vimalakirti room in our secular world, that person only needs to have a lot of money. It does not matter if they are Vietnamese or foreigners. However, the person who is able to set up Vimalakirti Dhamma Room must be a wise man with the heart of bodhicitta, but not because they are monks or lay Buddhists, Vietnamese or Indian. Vimalakirti was the person that Buddha praised as more than ten of Buddha’s great disciples, so his magic power and wisdom could create the Vimalakirti room. Then how is the creator of the second Vimalakirti room in modern times, without any similarities? Is it right that “Compassionate Guru, who is not different from them, please look after me”?

Now I understand why the Guru teaches us that reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com is a key part of the practice

Now I understand why the Guru teaches us that reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com is a key part of the practice, which is also simple and easy to do for us in the era of technology development of the Internet. Those who are busy, or cannot travel a lot, from children to adults, from young people to the elderly, etc. can still approach the Dharma practice. Although the content of chanhtuduy is about Buddhism but it is not boring, and difficult to understand. It is actually simple, and easy to understand by the transmission of the Guru’s language.

I realized that the door of Buddhism is expanding for sentient beings who are towards Buddhism and want to seek the liberation, peace this life and ever-lasting bliss next life. That is probably why more and more people are coming to Song Nguyen Tantra House to practice. However, there are also people who are upset and jealous with the development of the Song Nguyen Tantra House, with this Vimalakirti room because the light of right understanding on Buddha, the wisdom of the Buddha made them dazzled, annoyed due to their incompatible mental levels.

The story of Vimalakirti room in the past can be reflected to chanhtuduy.com under Mat Vien and Mat Nga’s thoughts in the present. I would like to be the narrator to introduce the readers of chanhtuduy.com and Song Nguyen Tantra House’s disciples to the present and the past, between the miracle of the Dharma magic and the magic of secular world, but the emphasized core is BODHICITTA. Thanks to Mat Nga, Mat Vien, we have glided on the carpet flying through time and space to bring readers back to the source of the Buddhist essence.

Tay Nguyen on 2nd August 2016

Nguyen Thanh – Mat Nga – Mat Vien

Translated by Mat Hong Quang


Vietnamese version: SỰ ẢO DIỆU CỦA THẦN THÔNG ĐẠO PHÁP VÀ THẦN THÔNG THẾ GIAN

  1. tantra mahavita says:
    Dear Holy Guru: Always grateful for your articles. The miracle of the magic powers in Budhhas Dharma and the magical powers of the secular life, that thanks to a computer and the true spiritual Guru, that takes us from the darkness of ignorance to the sky of the Dharma of Budhha. Chanhtuduy.com the site about Buddhism where beings from all over the world can come to learn Dharma and share their comments. That is why today people of the 21st century, thanks to technology, can listen to the teachings of Dharma, as Vimalakirti taught …., which not only has to do with the wisdom of liberation for monks, but also easy to apply Life is Dharma. So, thanks to the effort of the Wise Guru, his nobility, his wisdom and fundamentally his Bodhichitta to help all sentient beings, we can practice Buddhism Tantric. May the Guru live a long life happy. May all beings find the happiness of the nature of Budhha. OM MANI PADME HUM
  2. Dear holy Guru,

    Thank you so much for your noble effort to create Vimalakirti room in the 21st century for us to listen dharma by reading the articles on chanhtuduy.com and share what we understand after reading through comments.

    The site of chanhtuduy.com seems to be the vast room at Vimalakirti time, where is big enough for all beings to come to learn dharma and practice dharma diligently. It proves that Vimalakirti room on chanhtuduy.com shows both the magic power in Buddha dharma and the magic power in secular society due to the wisdom and compassion of Guru in association with the development of modem technology. More importantly,  in this Vimalakirti room,  Guru converts all sentient beings by articles with different styles of writting in the spirit of dharma goes hand in hand with life,  no differences from the modern society. Therefore, learners and readers find it easy to remember what Guru has taught and to apply his words into our daily life. We consider the life to be the means to tame our mind by practicing pure mind yoga.

    In addition,  Guru also use the wonderful power to convert followers by his excellent teaching method, which leads us to the path of liberation,  transform our mind and purify our mind.

    I have learnt that Vimalakirti room on chanhtuduy.com not only the magic place for us to listen to Buddha dharma,  but it also helps us practice dharma daily. It is one of the six marvelous practices invented by Guru,  bringing us the inner happiness,  success in work and social achievement for the temporary happiness this life and ever- lasting bliss next life.

    I would like to express my gratitude towards Guru for your compassion to give us the precious chance to practice dharma easily and effectively everyday.

    May Guru and your consort have a good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    I also rejoice in the good deed of Mat Hong Quang whose English translation is so beautiful. Her translation supports to spread Guru’s teachings all over the world for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    May Mat Hong Quang get your legitimate wishes and be at ease on the path to enlightenment.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha ‘s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  3. Tantra Sagovana says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    We are blessed to have the Vimalakirti room of chanhtuduy.com to practice and study the Dharma, and I am thankful to you Guru for creating it.

    May more people discover this Vimalakirti room and learn about Dharma.

    May Guru, Guru’s consort, and Guru’s disciples be free from suffering and become enlightened.

    May all sentient beings be free from suffering and become enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài viết này. 

      Chúng con thật ơn phước khi có được căn phòng Duy Ma Cật chanhtuduy.com để học và thực hành pháp. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã tạo ra căn phòng này. 

      Con cầu nguyện nhiều người biết đến căn phòng Duy Ma Cật này để được học Phật pháp. 

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy Cô thân tâm an tịnh. 

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ khổ đau và đạt được giác ngộ. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

      Con – Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan) 

  4. Dr C H Lakshminarayan says:
    Respected Guruji I bow my head at your lotus feet.

    Buddha is my life

    Dharma is my boat

    Nibbana is my other shore

    Sangha is my strength

    A very interesting article indeed.! Though  Vimalakirthi is lay Bhuddhist , surpassing  thousands of  Laybuddhists and Bhodhisattvas, he used to lure them by his profound wisdom, debate with their Dharma practices , and correct their Practices as householder and Laybuddhist.! . His holy teachings mainly directed to Non- dualism and rights of Equanimity of women.! Thus, Vimalakirthi was equal to Buddha.!  Vimalakirthi’s teachings room was very small and groups and groups of  lay Buddhists used to gather to listen to his teachings.!

    Even Buddha’s close disciples like Sariputta and Moghalyana were reluctant to face him !  When such huge gathering used to crowd inVimalakeerthi’s room, that room used to expand so as to accommodate all of the.! Such is the power of Buddha and Bhudda Dharma and Vimalakirthi’s greatness.!

    Here, Chanhtuduy.com and Song Nguyen Tantra House is comparable to Vimalakirthi’s Room and it i s able to accommodate all the Laybuddhists and Bhodhisattvas  by the fragrance of it’s Spiritual vibrations and Virtuous Dharma practices flowing across the globe even against the wind stream in  enriching spiritual knowledge and right Dharma practices with right view !. This  knowledge and Dharma Practices  methods  specially six methods adopted by Guruji  from Tibetan  Buddhism  which suits  the modern  life  of busy  household people expand like that of Vimalakirthi’s Room all over the world and accommodate all types of people who are inclined towards Buddhism.

    This is possible only  because of the magical powers of Buddha and Buddha Dharma and  Bhodhicitta of Guruji.!

    May Buddha bless all with Bhodhicitta

    May Buddha keep me unto others service.

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan

    ( Tantra Nirvadeva)

     

     

     

     

     

     

  5. Abrar Bhatti says:
    Dear Guru,

    We are all grateful to you for providing us Vimalakirti Dharma Room in the form of e-Chanhtuduy. As well thanks for transmitting your compassion and wisdom to all your learners and practitioners. We are also grateful to modern technology that made it possible to connect us with Guru. 

     

    Metta,

     

    Abrar Bhatti

  6. Abrar Bhatti says:
    Dear Guru,

    We are all grateful to you for providing us Vimalakirti Dharma Room in the form of e-Chanhtuduy. As well thanks for transmitting your compassion and wisdom to all your learners and practitioners. We are also grateful to modern technology that made it possible to connect us with Guru.

    Metta,

    Abrar Bhatti

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Abrar Bhatti sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Chúng con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã thiết lập căn phòng Duy Ma Cật dưới dạng trang website điện tử chanhtuduy.com. Con cũng cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì bồ đề tâm và trí tuệ của Thầy đã chỉ dạy cho tất cả học trò và đệ tử thông qua trang nhà. Nhờ công nghệ thông tin mà chúng con có được cơ hội kết nối với Thầy! 

      Con – Abrar Bhatti. 

       

  7. Mô Phật!

    Mật thúy rất hoan hỉ với thiện hạnh dịch bài viết của Mật huynh Mật Viễn và huynh Mật Ngã của Mật Hồng Quang cầu nguyện cho đạo hữu luôn tin tấn thực hành pháp để được tha lực hộ trì. Cầu mông tất cả chúng sanh luôn có duyên lành biết đến chánh pháp OM ah hum.

  8. tantraupatissa says:
    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    It’s a interesting one. Thanks for creating chantuduy.com website which is similar to vimalakriti room. This website has large number of articles which gives us knowledge about Buddha and Dharma.

    Thanks to Guru and his disciples for making this website rich with Buddhist articles and helping the reader’s to acquire merits and wisdom.

    May Guru and his consort live long and protected and get enlightened.

    May Guru’s disciples and others be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum..

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài viết này.

      Bài viết thật hay và lợi lạc. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã tạo ra trang mạng chanhtuduy.com,  căn phòng Duy Ma Cật thời hiện đại. Căn phòng này có số lượng lớn các bài viết giúp chúng con có được tri kiến Phật đà và kiến thức về Phật pháp.

      Nhờ bồ đề tâm của  Thầy đã tạo ra căn phòng Duy Ma Cật chanhtuduy.com và nhờ sự đóng góp của các đạo huynh, đạo hữu mà  trang nhà phong phú về các bài viết về Phật giáo và giúp cho người học tích tập được hai bồ tư lương công đức và trí tuệ.

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy Cô thân tâm an tịnh.

      Cầu nguyện chúng con và tất cả hữu tình đoạn trừ khổ đau và đạt được giác ngộ.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.

  9. koi kpehonou alphonse says:
    Namo Budhaya
    Dear respectful Guru, thank you for all the efforts made in disciples benefits.
    Translating texts is not an easy task and this is your common work
    towards learners we are. thanks to your own efforts added to the magic
    power of website, Budha disciples all over the hole world are able to
    follow the principles in budhism by practicing meditation and others
    practices. knoledges acquired through these are enough. thank you very
    much !
    Om Mani Padme Hum !
  10. Neerajkumar Sumaran says:
    Dear Holy Dhamma Guru,

    Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful article “The miracle of magic powers in Buddha Dhamma & magic powers in secular society” which convey us the importance of listening, reading, commenting & practicing Dhamma to brought peace in present life as well as ever-lasting bliss for next life also.

    Following & practicing Dhamma, thinking good thoughts, saying nice things, doing good for others, everything comes back to us.

    Beautiful example given here to understand the importance of cultivating merits thru practicing Dhamma together in Vimalkirti Dhamma room by provided website.

    Long live Dhamma Guru,

    May the Buddha Dhamma Sangha bless all my Dhamma brother’s and sister’s & bless all beings of their province, country, world live with peace and harmony.

    Namo Buddhay,

    Namo Dhammay,

    Namo Sanghay.

    Tantra Niwakuwa

  11. Tantra siramitra says:
    Venerebol Guru.

    My name is tantra siramitra.

    Very nice article about the Holly Dharma ☸ my wish is that, may Avery living been have the opportunity in life to come across with souch fantastic teachings, and also to have the opportunity to share the teachings like we have we the greatest compation of the venerebol Guru.

    May Avery one be happy.

    OM MANI PEDME HUM……

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý! 

      Con là Tantra Siramitra. 

      Bài viết của Thầy hay và lợi lạc. Con hiểu được tầm quan trọng của việc thực hành pháp cao quý thông qua trang nhà. Con cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh trong đời này đều có được duyên lành tiếp cận với những lời dạy tuyệt vời của Thầy và đặc biệt có được duyên lành được trở thành học trò của Thầy tôn quý, có được người đồng hành vĩ đại như Thầy tôn quý trên hành trình giác ngộ. 

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đều được hạnh phúc. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

       

  12. Tantra Mikaya says:
    dear holy guru. I read this article with great interest. I am impressed and taken by this article. Here in Germany, the emotional Christmas season has started with more awareness and compassion. Homeless people get warm sleeping bags and prepare for the holiday season together. In these all too hectic days we remember with gratitude; I am grateful for all your knowledge that you teach us. The Dharma is Powerful and Can Bring Great Benefit to You. When we are practicing we are engaging in a different way of thinking and seeing the world. I do not mean to say that the world is in magical or supernatural way. We are seeing the world in a way that’s behind delusion. in our practice we are working in our minds. We are turning our focus to try to deal with the fundamental problem that exists in our mind. This is the power of the Dharma. We are capable of discriminating awareness. In our normal awareness we experience duality, both attachments and aversion. When we are engaging in our meditation practice our mind become harmonious. Meditation is how we delude ourselves and see another way of looking at the world. May be free from suffering and feel happy. May our holy Guru life long for the sake of all sentient beings. May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddha s nature. OM MANI PADME HUM

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