Sep 28, 2018

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Letter to disciples No.267: BACK TO THE LAND OF DREAMLIKE BEAUTY – DA LAT (Trở lại Đà Lạt)

Letter to disciples No.267: BACK TO THE LAND OF DREAMLIKE BEAUTY – DA LAT (Trở lại Đà Lạt)

Letter to disciples No.267: Back to the Land of Dreamlike Beauty – Da Lat

Dear disciples!

It’s a good chance for my consort and I to come back the City of Flowers, Da Lat, after four years. One of my disciples, Mat Quang Loi, poured money in setting up a plant in Lam Dong province where Da Lat locates and we also wanted to buy some brocade products for our upcoming trip. Da Lat is always beautiful as it is but this is not the only attractiveness that pulls in visitors. There are other factors also…

GEMSTONE AND WOOD GARDEN

On the way through Bao Loc City, Lam Dong province, we noticed a gemstone and wood garden. We bought tickets at VND30,000 each to visit so many gemstones dating from thousands to hundred of thousands years. A guide named Hieu pointed to a raw and sharp-edged stone saying it is agate. Such a surprise as this stone can turn out shiny agate bracelets, necklaces and other jewelries. Should this be a special and unique attraction of Hoa Tai Ngoc Chau gemstone garden? Is it their exquisite workmanship that can “turn” stone into gem?

I don’t know what the purpose of the garden’s owners as they arrange those gemstones in two storeys of the villa, just admiring skillfully and artistically made gemstone and wood products. However, I was particularly impressed by beautiful and imposing Arhat and Buddha statutes. Hieu told me right in the first time seeing us: “There are buddha statutes upstairs. Would you please go up for a look!” Such a strangeness! Why did he say that or was it because he saw my necklace with mantra face? It is said that one needs knowledge of art to enjoy the art. I am not professional in this field, just take some pictures for you to enjoy.

TRAINCAFÉ

Strange enough as this is not a carriage for passengers but for guests. Ca phe Xe lua (Train Café) becomes popular just after a short time of opening. The staff were busily preparing the party at the request of a foreign guest. The quality of food and drink here is quite good. There decorate images of trains in different countries in 20’s-40’s in 20thcentury inside the carriage. The café is hard to find as it locates in Railway villa. You need a thoroug look at the map before heading to it. This is a new, novel place to eat in Da Lat City.

LOST IN THE KOREAN FLOWER GARDEN AND WONDERS OF THE WORLD

On top of the hill in the Valley of Love, there display a phoenix and a dragon that are totally made of gold. These products have left lasting impression in the mind of visitors. Fans of Korean films and the land of sakura (Japan) may satisfy their sense of romance with these spectacular beauty. My consort and Mat Tinh Dung (disciple) “discovered” this beauty and did not miss a chance to become “real actresses” in traditional costumes of South Korea and Japan. I did not give them complimentary or uncomplimentary remark, just posing some pictures as below.

Then we went by an electric car to another garden which is set up with many wonders of the world like Arc de Triomphe (France), Twin tower (Malaysia), Gladiator Fighting Arena (Italy) or Valicia Church (Russia). I also recorded these breathtaking images for you to enjoy.

CONCLUSION

There is a proverb going that “Go out one day and come back with a basket full of wisdom”. I, however, do not want the worldly wisdom. I want to “enjoy worldly pleasures in Tantric ways”. This tour invoked deep gratitude in me to our holy Avalokiteshvara for having helped broaden my mind with new beautiful scenery right in the same old place. This indicates the fact that this dependent condition or environment is the fruit of our practice of Dharma. The country is increasingly beautiful with safer roads, ebullient trade and investment which offer better service quality. Da Lat has gradually regained its “strength”. We are glad to see Mr. Liem, a native of Da Lat and a colleague of Mat Quang Loi. He is a hilarious and sincere man.

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

A rainy afternoon on the peak of Phu Van Mountain

September 27, 2018

Thinley – Nguyen Thanh (Director of Thanh Tri Institute of Psychology Research and Yoga Applications; Director of Center for Research, Practice and Application of Tibetan Yoga; Chairman of UNESCO Club of Research and Application of Tibetan Yoga)

Translated by Mat Hue Phap


Vietnamese version: Thư gửi các trò 267: TRỞ LẠI ĐÀ LẠT

  1. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Dear holy Guru,

    I am so happy to read your article: “letter to disciples No. 267: Back to the land of dreamlike beuaty – Dalat”. I highly appreciate your virtue, wisdom and compassion towards all sentient beings for their temporary happiness and everlasting bliss through this article.

    I have learnt that practicing the Dharma leads to the happiness in this life and the everlassting blisss for afterlife. You prove us that living a divinne life with dedication and pure devotion result in the true happiness. When giving up all desire for fame, working in a spirit of dedication on the right path to liberation. We will enjoy bliss and get fame naturally with no effort. We should work with single-minded devotion and dedication. The beautiful success of Song Nguyen Tantra House is due to your non-stop dedication and compassion towards all sentient beings. It is you and your consort who are the vivid evidence for the effecitive and miracle of the Buddha’s path which brings the happiness, riches and inner peace for all practititioners.

    In addition, The beautiful success of Song Nguyen Tantra House also proves the effective of the six marvelous practices invented by Guru and the Pure Mind Yoga really works well to bring inner happiness, success in work and social achievement to all practitioners under the guidance of the holy Guru on the path to enlightenment.

    I am delighted with the amazing success of Song Nguyen Tantra House. And through this article, I have also learnt the lesson of the four debts of gratitude to repay. With the beautiful pictures and your nice article, the beloved S-shape Vietnam is so beautiful and I feel that Vietnam is developing so fast.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful article with the meaningful lesson.

    I also rejoice in the good deed of Mat Hue Phap who translate your article into English. Her beautiful translation supports to spread your teachings all over the world for the benefit of all sentient beings.

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

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

  2. Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy says:
    Thanks for a visiting and beautiful writing about Dalat Train Cafe. Looking forward to welcoming you next time soon.

     

  3. Tantramahadeva says:
    Thank you Guru for sharing this with us. Wishing you and all beings progress on the path of dharma.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  4. Dear Holy Guru!

    I deeply rejoice to read your letter No.267: “Back to the land of dreamlike beauty – Da Lat”. Through this article, you helped me broaden my mind with new beautiful scenery in Da Lat and you helped me learnt how to apply joyful attitude in my life. I  also rejoice in Mat Hue Phap’s good deed of translation. Her translation supports to flourish your discourse all over the world for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May you and your consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May Mat Hue Phap have a good health and make progress on the path to enlightenment

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  5. Tantra Mahavita says:
    Dear Holy Guru : Thank you very much for sharing your articles full of wisdom and compassion .My profound appreciation to our Saint Avalokitesvara for having helped expand my mind and be able to contemplate all the landscapes separating the truth from the falsehood pointing out how things really are reaching the end and so on reaching peace. and in a moment we will be able to cut and let go completely .may our beloved Guru live happily for the benefit all sentient being .May all beings attain the happiness of the Budhha Nature . OM MANI PADME HUM
  6. Dr. C H Lakshmi narayan. says:

    Respected Guruji, I bow my head at your lotus feet.

    The amusement I had after going through this article knows no bounds. The beautiful pictures posted in the article will certainly justify Guruji’s intention of ‘ Be happy and make others happy ‘!. I felt as if  I was present in  Guruji’s tour of Dal Lat city and enjoying the natural beauty of city along with the exhibition of precious gems, arts and crafts especially the statue Buddha and others .! and the marvelous beauty of disciples ” actresses ”  amidst the Natural garden beauty !.I also sitting in my house enjoyed like a dream the magnificent scenes of Da Lat  ,’ the worldly pleasures in tantric ways ‘!

    This type of enjoyment righlri fits into the proverb ” Go out one day and come back with a basket full of wisdom ”

    This is supported by a Kannada proverb, ” Desha   suthu,  kosha odu” which means ” tour the places  and read the books” to enrich Knowledge.!

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan.

    ( Tantra Nirvadeva )

     

    Name- Dr C H Lakshminarayan

    email- [email protected]

     

    • Mật Diệu Hằng says:
      Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Nirvadeva ( C H Lakshminarayan) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con  xin cúi đầu đảnh lễ dưới chân sen của Thầy.

      Sau khi đọc bài viết này của Thầy, trong con trào dâng niềm hỷ lạc. Những bức ảnh tuyệt đẹp được đăng trong bài là minh chứng cho lời dạy của Thầy “Sống hạnh phúc và giúp người khác được hạnh phúc”.

      Đọc bài viết này con cảm thấy như mình cũng đang được tham gia chuyến vân du cùng Thầy tôn quý tại thành phố Đà Lạt thơ mộng, được hân thưởng vẻ đẹp thiên nhiên tại thành phố xinh đẹp này, được ngắm nhìn những chế tác nghệ thuật từ đá và gỗ; đặc biệt là tượng đức Phật đẹp, sắc sảo và uy nghiêm.

      Con hoan hỷ với vẻ đẹp tuyệt vời của những “nữ diễn viên” nổi bật giữa vẻ đẹp của vườn hoa thiên nhiên đầy hương sắc. Con ngồi tại nhà của mình và được hân thưởng vẻ đẹp như mơ của thành phố Đà Lạt với tinh thần “thọ lạc là thọ pháp”.

      Sự hân thưởng này còn cho con nhiều bài học quý báu như câu thành ngữ ” đi một ngày đàng, học một sàng khôn”, và  như trong câu thành ngữ Kannada: “đi nhiều, hiểu rộng”

      Con – C H Lakshminarayan.
      ( Tantra Nirvadeva )
      email: [email protected]

    • I like your comment. I agree with you that “be happy and make others happy” and enjoy the worldly pleasures in Tantric ways.

  7. Tantra Amishuta says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you for sharing the article and the photos. How amazing. Going out into the world and coming back with wisdom. I agree coming back with tantric pleasure sounds more satisfying. I hope you are well. I hope to continue on my path to enlightenment and thank you for your lessons. Om mani padme Hum

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã viết bài và đăng những bức ảnh đẹp. Thật tuyệt vời!

      Đọc bài viết này, con như được vân du cùng Thầy Cô và còn tích tập được công đức trong chuyến vân du qua trang nhà. Con hoan hỷ với tinh thần “thọ lạc là thọ pháp” mà Thầy dạy chúng con, giúp chúng con được hân thưởng cuộc sống, được vui tu.

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy trụ thế lâu dài.

      Con cầu nguyện bản thân con tinh tấn hành pháp để tiếp tục bước đi trên hành trình giác ngộ.

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã chỉ dạy.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.

  8. Dr.C H Lakshmi narayan says:
    Respected Guruji,

    Thank you for your appreciation

    Your’s sincerely

    Tantra Nirvadeva

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Nirvadeva ( C H Lakshmi narayan) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã từ bi sách tấn con ạ.

      Con – Tantra Nirvadeva.

  9. Bishnu Prasad Das says:
    Respected Guru Ji,

    Gone through your article No 267. It is very nice description about the Gem stone and wood garden. Its really nice experience with your consort and disciple . The pictures displayed by you are very attractive. Train Coffee house is also nice. I feel happy with the article. Dharma and karma both are with you to attract common people and show them the right path.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Vickrachitta.

    (Bishnu Prasad Das)

    India.

                                     

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Vickrachitta ( Bishnu Prasad Das) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con đã đọc thư gửi các trò 267: Trở lại Đà Lạt rồi ạ. Con hoan hỷ khi được ngắm nhìn vườn đá và gỗ được miêu tả sinh động trong bài viết. Con cảm nhận được sự trải nghiệm thú vị của Thầy Cô và các đạo hữu. Những bức ảnh rất đẹp và cuốn hút. Con cũng hoan hỷ với cà phê xe lửa. Con hoan hỷ khi đọc bài viết của Thầy.

      Y báo rực rỡ của Thầy khi thực hành chánh pháp thực sự làm chúng sanh ngưỡng mộ và đây cũng là minh chứng cho hữu tình thấy được thành quả có được trên con đường chánh pháp và từ đó Thầy chỉ dẫn họ bước đi trên hành trình giác ngộ.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.

      Con – Tantra Vickrachitta

      (Bishnu Prasad Das), đến từ Ấn Độ.

       

  10. Mật Diệu Hương says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    I have already rejoiced to read your article “Back to the land of dreamlike beauty -Dalat” in Vietnamese!

    I also had a trip to Dalat this summer however I could not visit many places. Thanking to this article and the pictures you shared, I aware that Dalat has many stunning landscapes where I have not discovered yet. I really rejoice to see the beautiful photos of yours!

    May you and your consort have a good health and live long for the sake of all sentiment!

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature!

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  11. Tantra Maruta says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you very much for sharing us the views and wonderful sceneries you went through your journey. I am so glad to see a jeepney in one of your photos. It is the main motored vehicle that we used here in my country, Philippines, and the trademark as well. Those spots are really amazing that it shows how beautiful the world we are living. Thus, it needs our awareness and mindfulness to secure their preservation and give values to all of it.

    May all human be mindful to the beautification of the world that they will give awareness to the preservation of  healthy and fresh environment, for all sentient beings to live in peace, with love and kindness.

    I am Tantra Maruta, from the Philippines.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

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