Jul 18, 2019

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Letter from Thai Nguyen Province: YIDAM VISUALIZATION IN NEW LIEN HOA DAI (LOTUS PLATFORM)( Thư Thái Nguyên: THIỀN QUÁN TRÊN LIÊN HOA ĐÀI MỚI)

Letter from Thai Nguyen Province: YIDAM VISUALIZATION IN NEW LIEN HOA DAI (LOTUS PLATFORM)( Thư Thái Nguyên: THIỀN QUÁN TRÊN LIÊN HOA ĐÀI MỚI)

Today is the day we got the chance to do meditation in the newly-upgraded Lien Hoa Dai (Lotus Platform). We were quite impressed by its new imposing look underscored by new lights and holy blessings.

I felt touched to hear Guru recall Lien Hoa Dai nine years ago when there were only three people doing meditation in this place. Now Lien Hoa Dai has become more magnificent with more disciples sitting inside. This is the exact result created by meritorious karmas of Guru and Song Nguyen Tantra House over the past time.

The rainbow over Lien Hoa Dai at the inauguration ceremony

Looking from outside, Lien Hoa Dai flourishes as a big lotus platform resplendent in the morning sunlight. At night, it seems wearing a sparkling purple coat that reflects miraculous lights on the pond. The place is embellished with holy objects that are in harmony with color tones of the doors and wallpapers which gives it both a modern and spiritual look. Honestly, I felt like sitting on……the Blissful Land of Amida Buddha when hearing Guru’s sermon and meditating in Lien Hoa Dai!

Turtle heads its mind

At the beginning of the meditation session, Guru guided us to count from 1 to 10 that are numbered on the holy picture of Avalokiteshvara. There’s no rush in doing this as each number can be counted every minute on average. We can cease for a while (if feel tired) before counting again. Following his teaching, we focused on the picture counting from 1 to 10 without distraction. After 10 minutes, I felt an increasing familiarity with the Chenrezig from his picture. Guru taught that after a certain period of diligent counting, the holy image of the Yidam will automatically appear in our mind whenever we think of him in spite of our stopping the counting. This reminds me of a sermon titled “The development of bardo stage” in which Guru explains that when a person enters the intermediate period between rebirths (bardo stage), the Buddhas of five families will in turn manifest on each of the first five days. At the same time, they emit intimidatingly dazzling lights of 100 suns. On the fifth day, five dhyana Buddhas appear at the same time with resplendent lights. The practitioner will enter the Dharmakaya reality if he is able to recognize one of them. On next days, there appear 100 peaceful and wrathful deities. First come the manifestation of 42 peaceful deities in the appearance of 16-year-old person with bright light and gorgeous holy uniform. Then come 58 wrathful deities accompanied with terrifying sounds and lights which all create frightening scenes in the bardo. The practitioner will be able to merge into the Sambhogakaya field if he recognizes his Yidam. Knowing this makes me feel delighted with the practical method of “Five degrees of Yidam visualization” which can help us recognize our Yidam in the bardo, a series of constantly changing transitional realities. This method is easily practicable with the counting of number, however the inner power can only be promoted under the permission of Guru (i.e direct transmission from the Guru), otherwise it brings no result.

We took a short break before starting the sesion again in another ten minutes. The more I meditated, the more clearly and familiar the image of Yidam I felt. At the end of the session, Guru answered questions revolving around this meditation method in a humorous manner that made us easily understand and warmed up the atmosphere.

Guru answered questions revolving around this meditation method in a humorous manner that made us easily understand and warmed up the atmosphere

Looking from outside, Lien Hoa Dai is like wearing a gold-inlaid shirt. The sun laid its rays upon the roofs of Trung Dai (Mid Roundhouse) and Lac Canh Dai (Joyful Sight Roundhouse), leaving the spots of light cast on the ground by shining through the leaves of the trees in Vuon Loc Uyen (Samath Garden). A feeling of joy and delight overwhelmed my mind. I will never forget this memorable time as well as the moment five years ago when I first came to Song Nguyen Tantra House. Ms. Mat Dieu (Guru’s consort) opened the door and welcomed me with a kind smile: “Is it you, Mat Giac Phuong?” That night, December 31, 2014, in the old Lien Hoa Dai Platform, my vajra brothers and I attentively listened to each of the Guru’s words on the transition between the new and old year. And now I’ve got another chance to come back and meditate in this very place. This has laid a great impression on me even when I am sitting at the airport terminal now waiting for returning home.

Dear holy Guru,

May I express my gratefulness for your compassion for letting me attend the inauguration ceremony of Lien Hoa Dai.

I highly admire your virtues, wisdom, Bodhicitta and wonderful pedagogic methods of teaching. It is my divine pride of following your footstep – the Founder of Thanh Tri (Pure Mind) Lineage.

May Guru and your consort have health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings

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

Om Mani Padme Hum.

Disciple Mat Giac Phương


Vietnames version: Thư Thái Nguyên: THIỀN QUÁN TRÊN LIÊN HOA ĐÀI MỚI

  1. Dareking says:
    Lovely article
  2. Tantra Amitara says:
    Dear guru

    I bow my head on your lotus feet. I am thankful for this article.

    It is awesome scenery of song Nguyen tantra house.Guru guides us to overcome problem by giving practice of dhamma. Day by day the blessings of yidam giving song Nguyen tantra house to new shape. Guru had done great sacrifice to build this. I am proud to be your learner. I have to read article,visualise yidam,chanting Mani mantra on daily basis. As we all know the samsaric world is very powerful. We all need blessings of guru.

    May guru and dakini live long for the sake of all sensient being. May guru teachings illuminate all over the world for peace and happiness.

    May all sensient being attain true nature.

    Om Mani padme hum

  3. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

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

    Quang cảnh Mật gia Song Nguyễn thật tuyệt vời. Thầy đã dạy chúng con vượt qua mọi khó khăn bằng cách thực hành pháp. Ngày qua ngày, nhờ ơn phước của Bổn tôn, Mật gia Song Nguyễn ngày nay đã thay đổi với diện mạo mới. Nhờ nỗ lực và sự hy sinh cao cả của Thầy trên bước đường hoằng pháp mà Mật gia Song Nguyễn mới được như hôm nay. Con tự hào được là học trò của Thầy. Ngày ngày chúng con cần tinh tấn đọc bài, viết comment, quán tưởng Bổn Tôn, trì niệm thần chú Mani. Nhưng cám dỗ của cõi Tà Bà rất lớn, vì vậy tất cả chúng con rất cần sự gia hộ của Thầy mới mong có được kết quả.

    Con cầu nguyện Thầy và người phối ngẫu tâm linh của Thầy trường thọ vì sự lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh.

    Con cầu nguyện những lời dạy của Thầy được tỏa sáng khắp muôn nơi vì hòa bình và sự hạnh phúc cho thế giới này.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

  4. Totte Nordahl says:

    Good evening/morning Guru.

    I will first thank you for this article. it is wonderful and very colorful described.

    Then I am very honored and thankful for You Holy Guru bestowed on me my Dharma name, Tantra Mitraga.  I bow and try to express with all dignity and reverence in words what I feel in gratitude, and the biggest word that comes to mind is THANK YOU.

    What I cannot express in words I can show with action. I will do all that is at my disposal to deliver as promissed. 

    I wish You all the best and thank you for the posibilities to read articles and continue to learn.

    Warm and kind regards
    Tantra Mitraga

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  5. Rachel says:
    Dear Guru, I enjoyed this article very much, your description of your surroundings sounded so beautiful and harmonic, I have yet to learn much more about Buddhism, but I am a keen learner and soak up the tranquillity of your wisdom, thank you, Rachel Thomson
  6. Tanta siramitra says:
    Venerebol Guru.

    My name is tantra siramitra.

    Thank you for the article it is very helpful on practice the visualization of hour yadam.

    OM MANI PEDME HUM

    🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹💞

     

     

  7. Tantra Mishataru says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for this article, i have understood the benefit of conversation in yidam.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  8. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con vô cùng hoan hỷ khi đọc bài viết này. Quang cảnh Mật gia hiện lên trong bài thật đẹp và hài hòa. Con chưa hiểu nhiều về đạo Phật nhưng con rất thích đọc các bài viết của Thầy và được chìm trong trường thanh tịnh lan tỏa từ tuệ quang của Thầy.

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy!

    Con – Rachel Thomson.

  9. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý!

    Con là Tantra Siramitra.

    Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con đọc bài viết này. Những chỉ dạy của Thầy giúp ích rất nhiều trong thực hành thiền quán Bổn tôn.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

  10. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Con đã hiểu được lợi lạc của tu pháp thiền quán Bổn tôn.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  11. Sonam Tshering says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    A very good article. I enjoyed reading it. Nevertheless learned a lot.

    OM MANI PADME HUNG

  12. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Sonam Tshering sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý!

    Bài viết thật hay. Con hoan hỷ đọc bài viết này. Con đã học được nhiều điều.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

     

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