Aug 23, 2019

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Thanh Tri – the 2nd Mind Dharma: SAMYAGDRSTI – PRABHA SAMADHI – Part 9: HOW DOES THE 2NDMIND DHARMA WORK? ( Đệ nhị Tâm pháp Thanh trí: CHÁNH KIẾN QUANG MINH TAM MUỘI Bài 9: CƠ CẤU VẬN HÀNH CỦA TÂM PHÁP “CHÁNH KIẾN QUANG MINH TAM MUỘI”)

Thanh Tri – the 2nd Mind Dharma: SAMYAGDRSTI – PRABHA SAMADHI – Part 9: HOW DOES THE 2NDMIND DHARMA WORK? ( Đệ nhị Tâm pháp Thanh trí:  CHÁNH KIẾN QUANG MINH TAM MUỘI  Bài 9: CƠ CẤU VẬN HÀNH CỦA TÂM PHÁP “CHÁNH KIẾN QUANG MINH TAM MUỘI”)

Now I’d like to give some information about the origination of the 2nd Mind Dharma “Samyagdrsti-prabha samadhi”. It was in early 2006 when we moved to reside in the area of Dinh Mountain, Phu My Town where we chose the name of our place as Song Nguyen Tantra House. Initially, I focused on practicing the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. We might not be too diligent but at least we did practice for two or three sessions a day. This, plus experiences of 15 years of researching Buddhism and studying in various pagodas, have driven me to write articles about Buddhist Dharma and it reached the cusp with two most elaborate books completed in 2010: “One Life, One Mantra” and “Dharma is Life, Life is Dharma”. From then on, I wrote down my feelings and explorations of various aspects of Buddhist doctrines every morning in two consecutive years which reached the total of 500 posts (which is mentioned by Mat Dieu in her article named “As the Sunlight Fades” on chanhtuduy.com).

Those 500 articles should’ve been kept in computer for my own if Mat Pho (my disciple) did not give out a suggestion based on which, I and Mat Hai set up a personal blog named chanhtuduy.com in early 2013, just like what I’ve affirmed in Part 4 on the benefits of right view and dis-benefits of wrong view. Initially, chanhtuduy.com got only 20-30 views, then jumped to 100 which made us so excited. Then fast forward 6 years to today 2019, the number of views has reached three figures to 2000. In the beginning, Vietnamese was the sole language on the blog but now, there are more five languages including English, Russian, South Korean, Chinese and Japanese. At the start, the communication was just within the boundary of the country but there have so far had followers and disciples coming from all over the world, notably some of them are holding Prof and Doctorate degrees, like Tantra Sutradaka.

In my perception, a Vajrayana practitioner who has taken Bodhicitta vows obviously needs promote Application Bodhicitta, i.e guiding the sentient beings to practice dharma for liberation. Seeing the efficacy of chanhtuduy.com, I’d encouraged followers and disciples to write down their own thinking and translate my articles into other languages. I used to wait for their comments – a valueless gift for me for knowing that they’d read and we could share thoughts with each other. Today, I get quite a few of comments from readers in and outside the country. Naturally, chanhtuduy.combecomes an active site for spiritual engagement and interaction. With such advanced information technology, I can post and expound Dharma sermons right on chanhtuduy.comwhich opens the chance for everyone in the world to access. The connection between Guru and followers thus is getting closer, more regular and effervescent. Just with a click, anyone from anywhere can read easily. Also incidentally, chanhtuduy.comhas got a large number of young readers, followers and disciples who are familiar with social networking, the internet and computers while the elder has less ability to use them.

From then on, chanhtuduy.com has become an encouraging and motivating source of mine and it makes me realize that chanhtuduy.com is a Vimalakīrti room as the Mahayana canons describe. The Vimalakīrti Sutra records that Vimalakīrti is a wealthy layman in Vaisali who is held in high esteem by all. He lives with a wife and many female attendants in a grand, magnificient palace. Looking from outside, he is a wealthy layman but deep down inside, he has advanced spiritual power, given ten great disciples of the Buddha have to admiringly accept his rectification in the battle of wits and wisdom. Therefore, the Buddha praises the supreme wisdom of Vimalakīrti which is far more superior than his disciples. Later in modern time, Venerable Master Chin Kungasserts: “The one who upholds the Dharma lineageof buddhas in the form of bhikkhus is Shakyamuni. The one who upholds the Dharma lineage of buddhas in the form of layman is Vimalakīrti.” The sutra says Vimalakīrti is feigning illness to teach the sentient being not to cling to external appearance to avoid subjective discrimination. All lay practitioners from princes to the common folk, the Buddha’s string of advanced disciples led by Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī, and countless number of ghostkings, nagas and devas come to visit and listen to his Dharma teachings. Vimalakīrti miraculously transforms his apparently narrow room (30 square meter) into a vast cosmic palace which can accommodate countless number of visitors at the same time without any obstruction. He then performs the miracle of transforming the mind of sentient beings through the conversation with Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī. Likewise, millions of readers around the world can access our chanhtuduy.com without any obstruction. After the post by Mat Nga titled “Miracles in the time of Internet”, I’ve officially named chanhtuduy.com as “Vimalakīrti’s Palace” as the sutra’s description.

At present, Song Nguyen Tantra House is the unique organization in the international Buddhist arena that is able to build the “Vimalakīrti’s Palace”. Why is that? This is because it needs around 500-1000 “bricks of right view” upwards to build such site or such “Vimalakīrti’s Palace” which is a big difficulty for other Buddhist websites.There are nearly 2,500 articles posted on chanhtuduy.com which uniquely explore various aspects of Buddhist Dharma. One will need around three consecutive years to fully appreciate this “Vimalakīrti’s Palace”! Although some Buddhist websites own similar number of articles such as Thu Vien Hoa Sen (Lotus Library) but up to 80% of them are copied from other websites, not to mention many of them are junk posts or with inappropriate contents. Hence, the number of articles is not a decisive factor to define the “Vimalakīrti’s Palace”. Likewise, it isn’t called a castle just because it is high, large and multi-leveled. Hence, we should be proud of what Song Nguyen Tantra House’s achieved as our “Vimalakīrti’s Palace” is unique in the global Buddhist arena. 

above analysis, you should appreciate your chance to visit this precious, unique “Dharma garden” by regularly reading and writing comments. It should be noticed that reading on chanhtuduy.com is likened to chanting sutras but the articles themselves are not sutra because the writers are just ordinary people like us. However, these articles are written based on Buddhist doctrines, partly or fully transmitting precious teachings of the Buddha and enlightened ones, thus can be called “chanting sutras”. Obviously, a Buddhist monk or lay practitioner who chants official sutras will get better results from reading chanhtuduy.com but pitifully, if they lack right view, all meritorious deeds will leave serious consequences, as asserted by Bodhisattva Nagarjuna. In the meantime, members of Song Nguyen Tantra House are able to accumulate and preserve their merit for having been equipped with parts or fullness of right view, much or less depending on their right diligence.

Currently, all articles in English are being locked while there are only 50-70 posts in Vietnamese are opened for readers for sowing the seed of Bodhicitta. Those who read and comment for 30 articles upwards will be provided with log-in account and become visitor of this unique Buddhist garden. In order to qualify as an official member of ITA, they need go through a ceremony of taking refuge in the Three Jewels (a form of Bai Shi ceremony) after being examined on their spiritual endeavor. Anyone who shows to be lazy and absent on chanhtuduy.com for a long period will have account revoked. Besides, after getting a Dharma name and become the follower of Song Nguyen Tantra House, he or she is responsible for the payment of membership of VND200,000 per month, as a contribution towards the site maintenance. I hope that all of you, followers or disciples, will show respect and appreciation to this 2ndMind Dharma by practicing diligently every day.

May those who have good affinity and strong ability get permission for Dharma practice and true Dharma transmission in the future.

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

Om Mani Padme Hum

A rainy afternoon on the peak of Phu Van Mountain, January 17, 2019

Thinley – Nguyen Thanh

 


Vietnamese version: Đệ nhị Tâm pháp Thanh trí: CHÁNH KIẾN QUANG MINH TAM MUỘI Bài 9: CƠ CẤU VẬN HÀNH CỦA TÂM PHÁP “CHÁNH KIẾN QUANG MINH TAM MUỘI”

  1. Tantra Mishataru says:
    I well understood, thank you Holy Guru

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  2. Tantra Sagovana says:
    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    In this article you explain the significance of the 2nd Mind Dharma method Samyagdrsti-prabha samadhi, the Dharma method of reading and commenting on articles on chanhtuduy.com

    You explain the origin of chanhtuduy.com and it’s international growth, and that it is the modern Vimalakirti’s Palace which contains Dharma teachings with Right View.

    We must show respect and appreciation for this 2nd Mind Dharma by practicing regularly reading and commenting on articles.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)

  3. Tantra Amitara says:
    Dear guru

    I bow my head before your lotus feet. Thank you for this article.

    I am very thankful for being the part of song ngyen tantra as a reader. Practising budhism is very tough and also it is  also only the right method to solve the problem. We are much involved in ourselves so that we can’t able to practice well. We need to die ourselves on daily basis. It is very surprising that song nguen tanta spreading day by day. It will be very good for whole world to connect with budhism. I am very much thankful to our guru who started this method to connect us from long distance.

    May guru lives long for the shake of all sensient being.

    May all sensient being attain enlightenment.

    Om mani padme hum

  4. Dear Holy Guru

    I joyfully praise your virtue, wisdom, and Bodhicitta invented “Samyagdrsti Prabha Samadhi” to help us to obtain the success and achievements on the path to enlightenment. I would like to express my gratitude for your teaching.

    May our Guru and his consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May you have 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. Tantraupatissa says:
    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article. We are greatful to you for accepting us as your desciple and allowing us to read the articles from Valmakriti. May all of us get favourable conditions to pay for monthly membership. And all of us try to have right view while reading articles or sutras from Valmakriti. Thanks to all Vajra brothers who help Guru in maintaining this site which is beneficial for all beings to get liberated.

    May Guru live long and get enlightened.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum!!!

  6. Simon Michael says:
    Dear holy Guru,

    I appreciate you you for your efforts to put this article to us.it make me to understand that right view to perform dharma is very important and  you also stress on important of reading of article and making comment. Dear buddah may you give us the power to avoid the spirit of laziness so that we can be reading and making comment. May Guru live long for the seek of sentient being.

  7. Vivek RS says:
    Dear holy Guru

    Really happy to know about the growth of Tantra house.I feel really privileged to be a part of this group.Thanks for spreading the teachings to people across the globe.

    Let the Guru live long and all the sentinel beings have the peacefulness and calmness attained by Buddha

  8. Dear reverend Guru,

    I’ve read Part 9 of the 2ndMind Dharma series which gives me a clearer overview on how this mind dharma works. From the article, I come to know about the origination of the blog chanhtuduy.com. Initially, you wrote these article out from what you felt and perceived from Buddhist Dharma and tend to keep them for yourself. But your compassion towards the sentient beings has brought you to the decision to set up the blog and make it public to the readers. From then on, hundreds of articles have been posted on the blog, providing a variety of colorful and fragrant Dharma flowers to the sentient beings for admiration. It is widely known as the modern Vimalakirti’s Palace. I also know that reading and writing comments on the site will help us accumulate both merit and wisdom, two vital factors that lead us to the utmost liberation. Chanhtuduy.com has become a skillful means (upaya) that gives us the chance to access Buddhist Dharma without being obstructed by time and space.  I am highly grateful for the opportunity to meet you and follow your footstep on the path of liberation.

    May Guru and your consort live long for the benefits of all sentient beings

    May more and more sentient beings have access to chanhtuduy.com and be benefited from the practice of Thanh Tri Yoga

    May all sentient beings be surrounded by the blessings of the Three Jewels

    Om Ah Hum

  9. tantra mahavita says:
    Dear Saint Guru: I prostrate the feet of the Holy Guru. Always grateful for the publication of his articles. We gladly commend his virtue, wisdom and Bodhichita for having invented this house for the diffusion of the teachings of the Dharma and the Right Vision through Vimalakirti modern palace around the world. May the Guru have a Long Life and may all sentient beings attain the Nature of Buddha .OM MANI PADME HUM
  10. Totte Nordahl says:

    Dear Guru

    I am Tantra Mitraga

    Thank you for this article it was very informative.

    Using the internet and social media as an arena for practicing Dharma in everyday life is an extraordinary innovation for followers around the world.

    Thank Mat Pho for the idea of the blog. May your path be blessed and peaceful.

    May Guru live long for the benefit of all sentient beings around the world.

    Tantra Mitraga (Totte Nordahl)

    Om Mani Padme Hum

     

     

  11. Lynwood Furthimgton says:
    Dear Holy Guru, Thank you for this article.

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