Jun 16, 2020

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A long distance trip 7: IT IS GREEN BUT NOT GREAT

After distance around 450 km, we have arrived Sa Pa town what is very famous for tourists (Vietnamese or foreigners). I think it is great, no word to praise, only taken some photos to you. When I was young I heard about Sa Pa town by words of mouth, and have read in the newspaper. I wanted to be there! No computer, no cell phone, no TV even. I’d just a good book and relax but that was just an impossible dream.

Sa Pa town

After 30 years I have just been here so you can’t understand how did I feel. The weather liked as my friend. It is sunny and a bit cool when I needed. I was sitting on the plateau, near the top of the mountain and was looked down, I have seen only one  green. At the moment, I have recalled a famous quotation from the poet Goethe, “Every theory is gray, the fact of  trees’s life are evergreen.”. In fact, here there is a woman of ethnic minorities doesn’t learn Enlish, doesn’t study English, doesn’t understand English grammar, but she speaks English very well. She became a tour guide, so she makes money for living by speaking English at the present.  I saw her speak English to foreigners and took them around Sa Pa town. By the way, I want to say that many people speak English well, it’s because of their regular contact with foreigners. There have been cases of Sa Pa girls getting married abroad through English language.

I was sitting on the plateau, near the top of the mountain and was looked down, I have seen only one  green.

The poet Goethe, “Every theory is gray, the fact of  trees’s life are evergreen.”

She became a tour guide

I and Receptionist of Aira hotel

Sapa town at night

I have a question for you : Which language practitioners Buddha’s Dharma speak? By right speech! It is mean no talking about evil words, about divination, about the future, about good days and bad days, feng shui,  about other people, about lying…only talking about Dharma with slogan “Dharma is Life and Life is Dharma”. The person who can speak right speech must have right view. Learners and disciples of Tantra House Mat gia Song Nguyen (ITA institude) have right view through reading articles and commenting on chanhtuduy.com. The right speech is one of Boddhicitta’s aspect.

Which language practitioners Buddha’s Dharma speak? By right speech!

– Guru, please come in

– Yes, I am ready

Flowers at Sapa Town

I taken up a car and said good bye Sa Pa. I think it is green but isn’t great as woman of ethnic minorities speak English very well but she can’t write English. She can make money by talking English but she can’t teach English. The same here, only practice Dharma without right view can’t speak right speech, and without right speech you speak all day but it is group of conversations each other, or isn’t worth anything. When I was in the car, I had dream that people only speak about Dharma. May all  sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature. Om mani padme hum!

I taken up a car and said good bye Sa Pa.

I had dream that people only speak about Dharma. May al  sentien beings attain happiness Buddha’s nature

City Ha Long 15/06/2020

Thinley- Nguyen Thanh


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  1. Dr C H Lakshminarayan says:

    I bow my head at the lotus feet of  Guruji.

    The great quote cited by Guruji from the  poet Goethe : ” Every theory is gray, the fact of trees life are ever green” is  really looks simple in Words but  full of great meaning  related to bodhichitta. With this one single sentence , Guruji gives a great dharma lesson.!

    Man throws stone at the tree causing pain to it but inspite of its injury to its body it yields fruits to him. Again  man cuts it’s branches to get firewood.But when he gets tired, he lies down the tree to relax. The tree gives him shelter to the same person who hurts  the tree ! What a sentiment of great bodhichitta the  plant generates And Buddha’s Nature it teaches to the Man !

    The language is there to express and understand our heart felt our feelings generated in the mind  !. The other things like grammar and spellings etc are negligible in the day to day of our correspondence!. They are all required to get degree certificates or PhD etc. If your inner feelings are that of Buddha’s Nature it is suffice  irrespective of whatever language you  talk or write.There is no special Buddhist language, although Pali and Sanskrit languages are prevailing in Buddha’s life time.!

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Nirvadeva

  2. Mật Tuệ Tín says:

    Dear Guru!

    I am delighted to read your new article : “A long distance trip 7 : It is green but not great”.

    I’m rejoice to see the beautiful photos.

    Throught this article, i understand that “Which language pratitioners Buddha’s Dharma speak? By right speech! It is mean no talking about evil words, about divination, about the future, about good days and bad days, feng shui, about other people, about lying…only talking about Dharma with slogan “Dharma is Life and Life is Dharma”.

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

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha.

    May the Covid-19 pandemic will be soon eliminated.

    Om mani padme hum.

  3. Mật Thủy says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you Guru for giving us another interesting dharma gift. It’s the seventh one now, which is amazing “green and great” in your English language applying.

    Sapa is beautiful and the weather there is so nice along with your steps. I’m cheerful with your long-ago dream that now has come true effortlessly. Your story inspires me to believe more in Dharma, that “All prosper in life is due to practice Dharma” (Lama Zopa Rinpoche).

    From this article, you have taught us the lesson of right speech, which is so important to prevent us from leaking merit and gain more merit. Everyone without disability all is able to speak, many of them are even skilful in speaking, which is “green but not great”. It’s great when we have the right view to apply in speaking so that our speeches benefit the others. Then the right speech is becoming one of Bodhicitta’s aspects.

    Thank you Guru for the meaningful lesson. I will accumulate right view diligently by reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com to have more “green and great” speeches (right speech) in my daily life.

    May Guru and his consort good health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings. May Guru’s Dharma trip be smooth and successful.

    May the Covid-19 pandemic soon come to an end.

    Om mani padme hum!

  4. Mật Chánh Tấn says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    I am delighted to read your article. Thank you Guru for this article because it also gives me another lesson about “Dharma is life, life is Dharma”.

    As from the story of the girl who can speak English to make money as a tour guide but she can’t teach English, can not write English because she might not have basic learning of English. The same situation can apply to people who do not have the right view as the Guru has emphasized in this article: “only practice Dharma without right view can’t speak right speech”. Many people just follow other people’s actions or just observe what other people did, then say that they were doing Dharma. However, they might not identify or understand whether their actions are following Buddha’s teaching or not because they did not have the basic learning or important foundation learning of Dharma, which is the right view. Thank you Guru for this article because it helps me to understand more about the importance of the right view. I understand that by diligently reading and commenting articles on Chanhtuduy.com, I would build up the right view foundation, which then leads me to have right thought, right speech, right action, v..v and apply gradually Dharam into real life.

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

    May the epidemic of Covid-19 come to end soon.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  5. Mật Từ says:

    Dear Guru,

    I really enjoyed reading and immersing myself in the amazing beauty of Sapa through the pictures, which is also a dream destination for me. After reading, I understood deeper and broader meaning of the common saying “Every theory is gray, the fact of trees’ life are evergreen”. I understand that by believing the saying at one side, people may jump to conclusion that the theory is not important in order to take advantage of their situation in which they are lacking of the theoretical foundation. A strong theory strengthens the practice, as such nurturing right views support Buddhist practitioners to speak right speech and to absorb right views and accordingly apply into their daily lives. I am glad to recognize that we are accompanied both theory and practice in our lives under Guru’s teachings. I am so proud of the language we have been learning from Guru which is right speech. I will keep in mind about Guru’s teaching the meaning of right speech, concentrate on the slogan “Dharma is Life and Life is Dharma”. Thank you very much for bringing us a meaningful article with beautiful pictures in Sapa. I sincerely pray for Guru’s health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings.

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

    May Covid19 pandemic end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  6. Mật Hải says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    I enjoy reading the 7th letter from your long-distance trip.

    Thank you, Guru, for giving us those meaningful lessons and beautiful pictures as well.

    I learn that when people good at speaking a second language like English is not enough to become a great human. I think they are just the regular “green person” like the girl that you mention in this article. The good one is the person who can do well both speaking and writing, also listening and reading skills. The better one is the person who can master that language (like English) for the benefit of their own, friends, relatives.etc. And the great one is the person who can use the second language to teaching other beings ‘Buddha language’ which is Guru has named “Right speech” (not just Pali or Sankrit words).

    The right speech come from Right view, and the Right view come from the Right teacher – Kalyanamitra, as Buddha teachings in lots of Sutra.
    I think that Guru is a big Kalyanamitra with a large heart who can use the 2nd, the 3rd language (like English, Russian) to teachings Buddha language for many people all around the world. So, in my opinion, Guru is a Great person who is the best ideal for me to obey, to learn from the past till now and until enlightenment.

    I am grateful for Guru’s lesson today.

    I sincerely pray for your health and longevity for the sake of sentient beings.

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the COVID-19 pandemic come to an end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  7. Mật Huệ Bích (8 tuổi) says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have read the whole article,

    Thank you, Guru,

    I pray for the health and longevity of Guru and your consort for the sake of all sentient beings,

    Pray for the coronavirus disease soon to be eradicated,

    I pray that all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature,

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  8. Mật Huệ Bích (8 tuổi) says:

    Thank you Guru ,

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  9. Mật Phê Rô says:

    Dear repect Guru!

    I have read article,

    Thank you, Guru for writing the article,

    I pray for Guru health, live long because benefit of all beings,

    I pray covid 19 soon over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  10. Mật Khả Phúc says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you for your meaningful article and beautiful pictures of the new destination in your long trip. I’m blessed and happy to see great photos of Guru and breathtaking scenes in Sapa.    For an ordinary person, only the definition and meaning of right speech are already abstract and complex. But through your teaching, I have not only understood the language practitioners Buddha’s Dharma speak is right speech which is only talking about Dharma, “Dharma is life, life is Dharma” but also know how to have right speech and where to earn right view. I’m thankful to Guru for all of your teachings which you have simplified “Buddha teaching” and used lot of examples to help us to understand right view. That’s a great proof for the master of “Buddha language”, the Great Guru. The ethnic girl who can speak English through talking with foreigner but can’t write, can’t understand grammar reminds me about those people who diligently go to temple and read sutra every day but don’t even understand a word of it and still believe in wandering spirit, fortune teller, fengshui. The ethnic girl might get money from her English speaking for tour guide job but that’s just temporary money because she couldn’t compete with whom who studied in school, be professional in English as well as in tourism industry, plus she can’t work in another field which requires more than an English speaking skill, at the end, she will get nothing. But if she spend more time and effort to learn more about the language, her future will be bright. It makes me think about ourselves, we have an precious chance to meet Guru who is so generosity to give us the most benefit Dharma methods while sentient beings out there still struggle to seek for the truth happiness. If we don’t put effort on Dharma practicing, we will loose our chance and be back to the sorrow Samara. Thank you Guru for this beneficial teaching.

    May myself and Dharma brothers always obey Guru, nurture devotion toward Guru as the Dharma orbit.

    I pray for your Dharma trip to be successful. I sincerely pray for the health and longevity of Guru and your consort for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May Covid-19 pandemic will eliminate soon.

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  11. Mật Tuấn Nguyên says:

    Dear Guru,

    I am delighted to read this article.

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

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

    May the covid-19 pandemic will be soon over.

    Om mani padme hum.

  12. Mật Hoàng Trúc says:

    Dear Guru

    I am delighted to read your article.

    Through the story of the girl, she can speak English to make money but she can’t teach English. Just like in Buddha Dharma “only practice Dharma without right view can’t speak right speech”.

    Thank you, Guru.

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

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

    May the covid-19 pandemic will be soon over.

    Om mani padme hum.

  13. Mật Hồng Tuyến says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I really enjoyed reading this article. Through this article, I once again became more aware of the importance of reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com. Because it helps us to have right view. And from right view we will have right speech which is one of Bodhicitta’s aspects. Thank you Guru for creating the Duy Ma Cat castle that gives us the opportunity to cultivate right speech. I will keep in mind Guru’s teaching to cultivate right speech for the sake of myself and others. May Guru and your consort have a good health and longevity for the benefits of all sentient beings.

    May Covid19 pandemic end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  14. Mật Ba says:

    Dear Guru!

    I am happy to read this article.

    One more time, thank you so much, Guru, for teaching us “the Dharma is life, life is Dharma”. 

    “Every theory is gray, the fact of tree’s life are evergreen”. I understand,  if Buddhists only studying Buddhism by theory , but not practicing Dharma, not applying Dharma to life, life into Dharma is just gray theory, like the parrot can only recite.

    On the contrary, applying Dharma is life, life is Dharma, evergreen. The result is inner happiness, success in life and social achievement. The Dharma becomes valuble to make life better.

    May Guru and your Consort have good heath, live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

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

    May the covid 19 pandemic will be soon over.

    Om mani padme hum!

     

  15. Mật Ba says:

    Dear Guru!

    I am happy to read this article.

    One more time, thank you so much, Guru, for teaching us “the Dharma is life, life is Dharma”.

    “Every theory is gray, the fact of tree’s life are evergreen”. I understand,  if Buddhists only studying Buddhism by theory, but not practicing Dharma, not applying Dharma to life, life into Dharma is just gray theory, like the parrot can only recite.

    On the contrary, applying Dharma is life, life is Dharma, evergreen. The result is inner happiness, success in life and social achievement. The Dharma becomes valuble to make life better.

    May Guru and your Consort have good heath, live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

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

    May the covid 19 pandemic will be soon over.

    Om mani padme hum!

  16. Phuc Huynh says:

    Dear Nguyen Thanh,

    I have read all your Vien Du Phap Su articles and enjoy them so much! See that you have a good life and a great career now to help out other people!

    Keep up the good works, my friend!

    Dr Phuc

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for your comment, let me send to your familly my best regard!

  17. Admin
    Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    I am wordless when reading your 7th English article. Thank you so much for your compassion up on us. You have made the long distance dharma trip and when you go to anywhere, you write English articles for us to enjoy the beauty of the scenery and nature; more importantly, you have given us many valuable lessons “Dharma is life, Life is Dharma”. So amazing!

    The sentence “It is green but not great” has drawn my interest with its multi-leveled meanings beyond words. After reading your article, I realized the importance of right view, which leads to right speech. Even someone can speak English very well and fluently, but they do not have “right view”, they cannot write meaningful articles and they cannot speak the right topics. Likewise, many monks or Buddhist teachers can speak very well, but without right view, their speaking still fall in the evil things, worldly affairs; the listeners get nothing but suffering in Samsara. There are many famous speakers around the world, but they have been suffering so much because of wrong view.

    The “evergreen” related to worldly affairs has resulted in the “gray” of samsaric tears. Only right view can change the “gray” of Samsara into the light of true happiness. Guru who has mastered right view is like the huge source of bright light guiding all sentient beings to enter the city of liberation. For disciples, if they do not have right view about Guru devotion, they get nothing but suffering despite their diligence in practicing Dharma. The most important thing is that we should keep in mind that only relying on the source of liberation, we can get enlightenment.

    Thank you so much for enlightening me to the path of liberation by the torch of right view.

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

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

    May covid 19 pandemic come to an end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

     

  18. Nguyễn Quý Lân says:

    Dear Mr. Nguyen Thanh,

    I fell very happy  to read your article about your trip to Sapa, a nice mountainous town in the Northwest Vietnam . I have been told about many places of interest that you saw and some people that you met there. I wish I were there so that I could have such a nice trip.

    You have had many interesting experiences! How great!

    Looking forward to see you back in Danang.

    Sincerely,

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  19. Mật Diệu Linh says:

    Dear Guru
    I am happy to read your entire article.
    I rejoice in praising your bodhichitta heart for the benefit of all beings.
    Thank you so much for your teaching, the guidance given to us, beings on the path to enlightenment and liberation.
    I wish you and your spouse good health and long life for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    May all beings attain the happiness of the nature of the Buddha.
    It is likely that 19 pandemic covids will soon pass.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  20. paul yawney says:

    Dear Holy Guru,what a beautiful article. it is wonderful when a dream comes true. the pictures are worth a thousand words. right speech is important,it must be done with right feeling and knowledge. May Holy Guru and consort live a long and Happy Life. May this virus be stopped. OM MANI PADME HUNG.                 Tantra Himataru.

  21. Mật Nhuận Quang says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I deeply rejoice your article: “A long distance trip 7: It is green but not great”. After reading your article I understand more about the importance of the right view, the Buddhists must practice Dharma and apply Dharma to life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your teaching. I am looking forward to reading more your writing.

    May you and your consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the Covid-19 pandemic be soon over.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  22. Admin
    Mật Viễn says:

    Dear Guru

    I am delighted to read your  new article in English: “ A long distance trip 7: “ It’s green, but not great”

    Thank you very much for  your Dharma gift. It’s great Dharma lesson : “ Dharma is life, life is Dharma”

    I am happy When see beautiful photos at Sapa town and the weather liked as your friend. So happy, When you have taught us the lesson of right speech,

    I pray your Dharma’s trip smooth and successful

    May Guru and consort health and longevity for benefit of all sentient beings.

    May the covid 19 pandemic be soon over

    OM MA NI PAD ME HUM

  23. Mật Hoa Pháp ( 9 tuổi ) says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy.

    Con Mật Hoa Pháp đã đọc xong rồi rồi ạ!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy.

    con cầu nguyện cho dịch bệnh Corona sớm được tiêu trừ.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  24. Mật Phước says:

    Dear Guru,
    Thank you Guru, for giving us a precious Dharma in the fact life.
    Throug there, I have been learning that, “which language practitioners Buddha’s Dharma speak? By right speech! It means no talking about evil words, about divination, about the future, about goods and bad days, feng shui, about other people, about lying … only talking about Dharma with slogan “Dharma is life and life is Dharma”.
    May Guru and your consort have good health and longevity for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May the Covid 19 pandemic be soon over.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  25. Mật Xuyến says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have read this article.

    I understand that through reading articles and commenting on chanhtuduy.com learners have right view. And disciples of  Tantra House Mat gia Song Nguyen not only have right view but also  liberal labor every day.

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

    May the Covid-19 pandemic soon come to an end. Om mani padme hum!

  26. prem lal says:

    Respected Guruji Namaskar

    The Article is very good description of your beautiful trip.The beautiful snaps encourages to see the places actually.The beautiful mountains greenery and the heights inspires us a lot.It is just like we are accompaning Guruji and enjoying the beautiful trip.We must always talk about our Dharam.Buddhism takes us towards enlightenment.

    Om mani padme hum.

  27. Mật Đức says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    I’m delighted read your new article “A long distance trip 7: IT IS GREEN BUT NOT GREA “.

    Thank you for the beautiful images of the trip to Sapa city with valuable lessons about the dharma and meaningful life.

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

    May Guru’s Dharma trip be smooth and successful.

    May the epidemic of Covid-19 come to end soon.

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

    OM MANI PADME HUM.

  28. Mật Tuyết Hoa says:

    Dear Guru,

    I am delighted to read this article.

    Thank you so much for your this meaningful article with some beautiful pictures as well as the words describing nice scenery on your new destination in Sa Pa town. From here, I am grateful to Guru for giving us the great proof for “Dharma is the Life, Life is Dharma” through the learning and using English to learning and applying Dharma by right view. I have received more teachings by Guru for the importance of right view because “The person who can speak right speech must have right view” so that “Only practice Dharma without right view can’t speak right speech, and without right speech you speak all day but it is group of conversations each other, or isn’t worth anything.” As in the present, some of monk can learn Dharma, talk the Dharma very well but with wrong view while they still receive the offering from beings. This means the result for all of them still on the Samsara. One more time I feel I am lucky and thankful to Guru who help us built a “castle” is Chanhtuduy.com for us, where I can meet Guru and listen Guru teaching us about Dharma, show us the guidance to go according to the right way on the path of enlightenment. While outside all beings still live with sufferings in Samsara.

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

    May Dharma’s trip of Guru always be safe and successful without any trouble from beings and non-beings.

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

    May the Covid 19 pandemic will be end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  29. Mật Giác Đăng says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have a deep rejoice to read this seventh English article you wrote on the long distance trip.

    Thank you so much Guru for giving us more beneficial dharma lessons as well as bringing us so closely and vividly the breathtaking beauty of Sapa town, one dreaming destination for many tourists. I am happy to know your impossible dream from 30 years ago, now comes true, even in a much more better way. Because with Guru wholehearted Bodhicitta, the moment you sitting on the plateau, near the top of mountain and looking down becomes not only a memorable experience but also a beneficial one for all of us who been inspired, been motivated with the firm faith on the right way we following, and mostly, been continuously learnt more and more priceless dharma lessons which imbued in spirit of “Dharma is Life, Life is Dharma”.

    Often, when reading about ethnic people at tourist attractions speak English fluently, most of readers feel excited and happy for them, even praise them because of their cleverness in catching up language as a mean for making living. I myself was used to that. But now, through your article with profound teachings about the Goeth’s quotation, I have got a different way to feel about these good at English speakers. I feel that they are far away from “practical” and so closed to “utilitarian”. They skip the very basic and crucial step – well learning and jump right to applying stage – actually imitating to speak English, for a very reality-purpose is earning money, even is life-changing as getting marriage to foreigners. Therefore, no matter how good they are at English speaking, they will be still heathens to English – just like many monks and Buddhists who follow Buddha’s Dharma but do not have right view so can not speak right speech despite of unhesitatingly dharma speaking.

    Through here, I am full of gratefulness to be a Thanh Tri practitioner, to be one of Guru’s disciples. I, along with vajra brothers, have been day by day learning from Guru in step by step to get the most important thing in Dharma practice – right view, the foundation for right speech, and other right ones, to make better our lives and others. I pray for all of us will nurture Guru devotion and keep diligence in reading articles and commenting on chanhtuduy.com.

    I sincerely pray for health and longevity of Guru and your consort.

    Pray for all beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Pray for the covid-19 pandemic will be soon eliminated.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  30. Tantra Mashinaga says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for this article. It sounds like you are meeting very many people. May their lives be better by meeting Guru. I enjoy looking at your pictures while you are traveling.

    May Guru and his consort live a long and happy life

    May all sentient beings be free from suffering and attain happiness. Om Mani Padme Hum

    Tantra Mashinaga (Mark Hamilton)

  31. Mật Ngữ says:

    Dear Guru,

    I am happy to read your article. It helps me understand that practicing Dharma without right view, it is impossible to speak right – cannot have right speech. And to have right view, we should diligently read and comment on chanhtuduy.com.

    I pray for the health and longevity of Guru and your consort.

    Pray for all beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature

    Pray for corona epidemic soon be eliminated.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  32. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear compassionate guru,

    Thank you so much for sharing this article with us, i really liked it, what a pleasure ! to read another English article wrote by you ! also I’m so happy that after 30 years your dream came true ! Moreover the photos which you attached are unique and fabulous, and when I saw the photos of the flowers which you attached, I felt that by dint of you even these flowers bloomed this time with a totally different way , finally if possible, please write to us more and more English articles “just a request not a command at all”, your English is outstanding, thank you so much again

    I bow my head down for you

    I express my gratitude to you

    I devote myself to you

    May you have a good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings

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

    May the pandemic caused by corona virus soon end

    Om Mani Padme hum

  33. Mật Tấn Sơn (Đỗ Trường Giang) says:

    Dear Guru,
    I read this article.
    I am so glad to read your sharings about your trip to Sa Pa town.
    Yesterday, I had the chance to meet you in person and listened to you telling about how to over the difficulties in our life.
    It’s so useful for me in the situation nowadays. When you spoke English, I felt so great and you inspired me a lot! I will learn English more and more.
    Thank you so much.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May Covid-19 pandemic soon be over.
    Om mani padme hum.

  34. Mật Bích Thủy. says:

    Dear Guru
    I am happy to read your entire article .
    I rejoice in praising your bodhichitta heart for the benefit of all beings .
    Thank you so much for your teaching ,the guidance given to usb,beings on the path to enlightenment and liberation .
    I wish you and your spouse good healch and long life for the benefit of all sentient beings .
    May all beings attain the happiness of the nature of the Buddha .
    lt is like ly that 19 pandemic covids will soon pass .
    Om Mani padme Hum .

  35. John says:

    Dear Guru,
    I’m glad you are enjoying your trip!

    Thank you for your articles!

  36. Mật Diễm says:

    Dear Guru,

    I am glad to read ” A long distance trip 7: IT IS GREEN BUT NOT GREAT”.

    Thank you, Guru, for generously giving us the lesson about meaning of “the life is dharma, the dharma is life”. Through the story of good English speaking of a ethnic woman relating into the Dharma helps me understand that even though Buddhists who have access to the sutras, recite sutras in foreign languages ​​such as Tibetan and Sanskrit, if without real understanding the true meaning, they cannot apply dharma to life to gradually transform the mind in the right direction to benefit themselves, benefit other people, then, they are still like a parrot can only recite.

    I pray for the health and longevity of Guru and your consort for the sake of beings.

    I pray for the wisdom torch to light all places through the Guru’s transport channel.

     I Pray for the coronavirus disease soon to be eradicated.

    OM AH HUM.

  37. Mật Hành Thuận says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I have read your article: “A long distance trip 7: It is green but not great”.

    I know about the important of the right view, that is the Buddhists must practice Dharma and apply Dharma to life.

    Thank you for sharing a wonderful article. May you and your consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May the Covid-19 pandemic be soon over

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature. . Om Mani Padme Hum.

  38. Mật Huệ Pháp
    Mật Huệ Pháp says:

    Dear Guru

    I am delighted to read you next article titled “A long distance trip 7: It is Green but not Great”. Thank you for the pictures that depict the beauty of the landscape. In this article, you taught us about the importance of right speech and right view. One can only have the right speech once he owns the right view. Thanks to the wonderful means of right view practice: read and comment on chanhtuduy.com, we can obtain right view and apply right view into speech in our daily life. Thanks to right view, we can also practice right speech not only to help ourselves but others to avoid causing bad karmas, accumulate good karmas and most importantly, lead them into the path of liberation. This is the reason why the right speech is one of Bodhicitta’s aspect. May people only speak about Dharma! Thank you very much for your beneficial sermon.

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

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha-nature

    May Covi-19 pandemic soon be eliminated

    Om Ah Hum

  39. Nguyễn Quốc Khánh says:

    Dear Guru,

    I’m glad to read this article. Thank you for kindly teaching us about the important of practice Dharma the right ways.

    I pray for the health and longevity of Guru for the sake of beings.

    I pray for the COVID-19 to be eradicated soon.

     

  40. Mật Trường Nghị (Phạm Tuấn Anh) says:

    Dear Guru!

    I’m glad to read “A long distance trip 7: IT IS GREEN BUT NOT GREAT”.

    Thank you for kinddly teaching us about how to Overcoming difficulties in our life.

    I pray for the health and longevity of Guru for the sake of beings.

    I pray for the COVID-19 to be eradicated soon.

  41. Mật Ba says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for your compassionate encouragement.

    Om mani padme hum!

  42. Mật Hạnh Dung says:

    Dear Guru!
    I am delighted to read your new article in English. The photos which Guru took when you went to Sa Pa town  are so beautiful. Throug the article, I realize that reading articles and commenting on chanhtuduy.com is the greatest way help us have right view. And only having right view, we might speak right speech. If not, our speech is only the unrealistict and worthless conversations.
    Thank you so much for your meaningful article.
    May you and your consort have good health and live long for the sake of all beings.
    May the covid-19 will soon come to an end. Om mani pdme hum.

  43. Mật Kính says:

    Dear Guru

    I’m delighted to read your  article in English “ A long distance 7: It’s great, but not great ”. Through your article, I study more the lesson “ Dharma is life, life is Dharma”, and “ every theory is gray, the fact of tree’s life are evergreen”. And the lesson about the right view, and special learners and disciples of Tantra House Mat gia Song Nguyen ( ITA institute) have right view through reading articles and commenting on chanhtuduy.com, and collect the merit and wisdom and on the way to come the Liberation city.

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

    May all sentient being attain the happiness of Buddha

    May the covid 19 pandemic will be soon eliminated.

    OM AH HUM

  44. Nguyễn Cát says:

    Dear Guru,

    I am elated to read your 7th article for the new destination on this long distance trip.

    I just felt so interesting to know that you have been like me, like an ordinary person in the past when having a dream of being somewhere far away, with no cell phone, no other electronic devices, even nobody and just relaxing with a good book. It seemed to be an impossible dream but now, I am happy that your dream has come true.

    I felt that I had no courage to paint a worldly dream for myself for a long time and until now. I don’t know why but I’m a little “jealous” to you. However, what I find most significant is that you ended this article with a noble dream, a dream where everyone has right speech and talks about Dharma only. From your teachings, I understand that only right view leads to right speech, so we have to continuously improve our right view by reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com.

    I am grateful for your sermon. I sincerely pray for your Dharma trip to be safe and successful.

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

    May the covid 19 pandemic soon end.

    Om Mani Pad Me Hum.

  45. Đặng Hữu Cảnh says:

    Dear Guru!

    I am delighted to read your article and beautiful photos on your long distance trip to Sa Pa town.

    I can contemplate the fresh and peaceful beauty of Sa Pa town in that photos. Story about the woman of ethnic minorities can speak English very well, she can speak English to earn money. But she have not write or teach English yet. However, she learn English to bring advantages for her and other people. Through that, I realized that I have to have right view when practicing Dharma, not that only conversations or speaking purely, don’t bring any advantage.

    Thank you so much for your meaningful article.

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

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha-nature.

    May the covid will soon to be eradicated soon.

  46. Mật Khánh Văn says:

    Dear Guru, I read this article already. I am really excited by this article. The connection between an ethnic minority woman’s English learning and Dharma practice, right view is so meaningful. Through the article I understand that the language practitioners Buddha’s Dhama speaking is by right speech. It means no talking bout evil words, about divination, about the future, about good days and bad days, feng shui , about other people, about lying…only talking about Dharma and through reading  and commenting on chanhtuduy.com.Thank you Guru for your meaningful lesson.

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

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

    May the coronavirus pandemic will be soon over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  47. Nguyễn Cát says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for encouraging me.

    Om Mani Pad Me Hum.

  48. Nguyễn Trung Khánh says:

    Dear Guru,

    I’m elated to read ” A long distance trip 6: It is green but not great”.

    Thank you for beautiful pictures.

    Thank you very much for your Dharma gift.

    May all sentient being attain the happiness of Buddha.

    May the Covid will be soon over.

     

  49. Mat Nhi Khang says:

    Dear Holy Guru!

    I am delighted to read your article. Sapa is where people want to go. There are many nice words about this place. Also, the language for humans is a growing explosion. But some people can’t become a real dharma because they don’t look at the right speed. A girl or a boy can speak another foreign language even though they are not in any classrooms. But they can master the living tools well.
    Dhamar practice has given the tools, leading to a vast path to enlightenment and freedom.
    Thanks, Guru for writing the article. I pray best for my Guru and his consort to live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    Maybe COVID 19 will end soon.

  50. Mật Tú Viên says:

    Dear Guru,

    I’m happy to read your article.

    Thank Guru for giving us a great article.

    I will try to speak the right speech as much as possible.

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

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

    May the Covid 19 pandemic will be over soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  51. Tantra Mitsharuma (Petra) says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    I thank you for this article and its teachings. Right speech, right view

    May Guru be blessed and peaceful and live a happy life

    May all sentient beings be free from suffering and may we all se the end of covid-19 soon

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  52. Thomas Charles says:

    Hello again, Most Holy Guru.  I ‘ve never been to Sa Pa, but it looks beautiful from your pictures.  Your English continues to get better and better with each article you write.  Thank you so much for your teaching as always.  Om Mani Padme Hum

  53. Aki Thunderpaw says:

    Om Mani padme hum hrih! Thank you

  54. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:

    Holy Guru,

    I bow my head before your lotus feet!!! Thank you for sharing “A Long Distance Trip 7: It is Green but Not Great” Once again you have delivered a most wonderful English article!! The only word I can use to express how I feel about the pictures of Sa Pa is WOW! The mountainous view was spectacular and even the city was very beautiful!!

    May our Guru and his consort live a long and healthy life for the sake of all sentient beings

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

    May the global pandemic caused by the Corona virus soon end

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  55. Tantra Mishataru says:

    Dear Guru,

    That’s very true, even if we practice dharma without right view we can’t have right speech. Dharma is a good fruits which we should know how to use it wisely.

  56. John Mruk says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you so much for your lovely article and the wonderful photo. They were breathtaking.  As I understood the article, it does not matter which language you speak, as long as you are practicing right speech, one will receive the message of the Dharma.  Thank you so much. Best wishes and be well.

  57. Mật Khánh Thảo says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con đã đọc xong bài rồi ạ. Qua bài viết con hiểu được chỉ thực hành Pháp mà không có quan điểm đúng đắn thì không thể nói đúng và không có lời nói đúng.
    Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho sức khoẻ và sự trường thọ của Thầy và Cô.

    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc Phật tánh.

    Cầu nguyện dịch bệnh Covid 19 sớm được tiêu trừ.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  58. Mật Thiệu says:

    Dear Guru !

    I’m delighted to read your new article in English ” A long distance trip 7 : It Is Green But Not Great “.

    Thank you, Guru, for giving us precious dharma gift from dharma’s trip. Through the story of a girl, she can speak English very well, but she doesn’t understand English grammar and she can’t teach English, I have learnt about the importance of right view, which leads to right speech. If not, even though speak all day but it is group of conversation each other, or isn’t worth anything.

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

    May all sentient beings awaken in enlightened state.

    May covid – 19 pandemic be soon over.

    Om mani padme hum.

  59. Tantra Sumaka says:

    Dear holy guru.
    I bown my head to your feet and may you be honoured.
    I am so happy to read your new article”A long distance trip”
    What a nice experience.
    The pictures gives me joy because sapa town is beautiful and my guru has been there.
    May Guru live long and have good health for the sake of beings.
    May beings be free from suffering and have enlightenment.
    I pray for quick end to Corona viruse.
    My name is Tantra sumaka.

     

  60. Tantra Dharmapabodhisita says:

    The seventh article of the long-distance trip series is based on the It is green but not great. I see the beauty of the Sa Pa town through our Guru’s eyes. Speaking ability of any language depends on necessarily and Guru has given an example of a lady who doesn’t understand English grammar, but she speaks English very well. She is earning her livelihood as a tourist guide.

    Guru raised a question for our understanding which language practitioners Buddha’s Dharma speak? Guru replied very beautifully that the person who can speak right speech must have the right view. We, the learners and disciples, have proud on ITA institute because our Guru is clarifying and purifying our heart through articles on chanhtuduy.com.

    Guru gave a vision to all of us that only practice Dharma without right view can’t speak the right speech, and without right speech, you speak all day, but it is a group of conversations each other or isn’t worth anything. We have to give up this habit only to talk about Dharma. We have to practice under a Guru who has a great understanding of the right view.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

    With regards

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      I am delighted to read your this comment. We are the same in points about Buddism! Thank you very much!

  61. Nguyên Thành
    Nguyên Thành says:

    Interesting!

  62. Dr. Vikas Singh says:

    Thanks Guru

  63. Dr. Vikas Singh says:

    Yes Guru

    🙏🙏🙏

     

  64. Sati Singh says:

    Dear Guru,guess you are enjoying your Trip,awesome Photos ,lovely scenery and people.BE SAFE!

  65. TantraMikaya (jane) says:

    Dear holy Guru I do my thanks for your beautiful article “long-distance travel”. I read this article with great pleasure and am how poetic you have worked this article. It could be seen to read that you wanted to see this place and described it with Gothes’ quotations. Göthe was a wise and poetic man. , he taught people just like you. As Goethe said, “Every moment is of infinite value.” “You don’t travel to arrive, but to travel.” This is exactly how I feel about my trip. I want to hike, live, laugh and enjoy every moment of mind, you can also build beautiful things out of stones that will get in your way. when i started to learn buddhism i realized very quickly that the dharma is the most influenced good. But I did not understand some things because of the words that I would not translate, heard how the young woman who spoke English but never became that language and gold-plated in school or the principle “gold-plated” first learn, then use! “. But you learn a language, you compensate for it when you use it. Cap. I recognize myself in this person as the one who came and did not study the Dharma but continues to learn and live in life. Recognize in all your wise ways you give us your wise knowledge. That you teach us to correspond. I will relate and, with the help of yours, continue to work on articles and advice to work the Dharma. This costs me a lot of strength, but I found peace and quiet in the Buddhist teaching. It is my journey that I find myself in and I stumble and stumble, but it will always be the journey that I wanted and that I am committed to and I am glad that you are holy guru my / our companion. I wish you a nice fried day and I was happy to bake a cake for you and listen to your wise words. Those who enjoy doing and enjoying what they have done are happy. ”
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature.
    May covid 19 pandemic soon end.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  66. Tantra Suramitra says:

    Venerable Guru.

    My name is Tantra Suramitra;

    I read the article, and I did enjoy the photos, the are breathtaking, Thank you Thank you for the article!

    OM MANI PADME HUM

    🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹♥️

  67. Mật Khải Nguyên says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    I am delighted reading this interesting chapter of your journey.

    Through your kind words and vivid images, I find a deep meaning that you send to us disciples through your message “It is green but not great”. With it, you teach me a lesson about the importance of the combination of learning, thinking, and practicing the Dharma. The three of them should not be separated, but maintained the balance between them. Just like a Dharma practitioner cannot have right speeches without right views, the Dharma should not be just only talked about, but have to be applied to our daily life. This is the reason why Guru came up with the solution of “Life is Dharma, Dharma is Life”. I thank you for your compassion.

    With this being acknowledged, I feel lucky for having Guru guiding me, teach me the importance of having right views from the early days when I began to learn the Dharma. I bow my head before your lotus feet.

    I sincerely pray for the long and healthy lives of Guru and his consort for the sake of all sentient beings,

    May all sentient being attain happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  68. Dr.shankar k.jadhav says:

    Res,

    Holly Guru,

    I see sa pa town through ur eyes and ur nice experience…..I feel every word throgh from that article…..u tell about dhamma language …..u tell about dhamma path …..it’s nice experience for every person…they follow dhamma. …..I feel u r always with me ….I feel ur thought and ur experince about dhamma. …u r inner energy ….

    Thank u very much….for article

    SADHU SADHU SADHU

  69. Mật bích Liên says:

    Kính bạch Thầy
    Con đã đọc bài 7: “It is green but not great” rồi ạ.
    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho chúng con xem những phong cảnh đẹp của Sa pa. Qua hình ảnh cô gái dân tộc thiểu số kiếm được tiền nhờ giao tiếp tiếng Anh giỏi và hướng dẫn du khách nước ngoài tham quan Sa Pa.Tuy nhiên, cô ta không viết và dạy tiếng Anh được vì cô ta không có nền tảng căn bản của ngôn ngữ này. Điều này tương tự như một Phật tử siêng năng đi chùa, tụng kinh gõ mõ, lễ lạy Phật, nhưng lại tin bói toán, phong thủy… thì họ cũng giống như 1 con vẹt đọc tụng vì không có chánh kiến. Qua lời Thầy dạy, con càng nhận thức được tầm quan trọng của việc đọc và comment trên CTD. com. Bởi vì nó giúp chúng con có chánh kiến, có những lời nói đúng chánh pháp, ứng dụng pháp vào cuộc sống để tránh tạo nghiệp xấu. Cuộc sống ngày càng tốt đẹp hơn với tâm bồ đề làm cốt lõi, lợi mình, lợi người, tích tập công đức và trí tuệ để trở về thành phố giải thoát một cách thong dong. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã ban cho chúng con bài pháp quý báu và lợi lạc.
    Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho sức khoẻ và sự trường thọ của Thầy Cô vì lợi lạc của chúng sanh.
    Cầu nguyện cho tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc Phật tánh. Cầu nguyện cho dịch bệnh Covid 19 sớm tiêu trừ. Om Mani Padme Hum .

  70. Mật bich Liên says:

    Kính bạch Thầy
    Con xin xám hối trước vị Thầy vì lỗi phạm” Không đánh mà khai ” tự khoe khoang sự hiểu biết ngu muội của mình. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã từ bi nhắc nhở. Con cầu nguyện cho bản thân con chú tâm hơn trong việc đọc và comment ạ.
    Con cầu nguyện cho sức khoẻ của Thầy Cô vì lợi lạc của chúng sanh.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  71. Mật Huệ Như says:

    Dear holy Guru.
    I’m so delighted to read your article “A long distance trip 7: It is green but not great”.
    This article helps me remember the Guru’s teaching: Talking about Dharma, how much time is not enough. Talking about the world, one sentence, one word is redundant. When we only talking about Dharma with slogan “Dharma is life, life is Dharma”, it means “right speech” and the most important thing that we need the right view to speak right speech.
    By reading and commenting chanhtuduy.com day by day, we have right view and from which we have the right thoughts, the right actions and the right speechs.
    Thank you so much for your beneficial dharma gift with beautiful images in Sapa town.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May Covid-19 pandemic be soon over.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  72. Mật Thúy says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy .
    Con đã đọc xong bài này rồi ạ.
    Con rất hoan hỉ với công hạnh luận giải của vị Thầy,qua bài này con hiểu được rằng nếu như cô gái người vân tộc kìa nói tiếng anh tốt giá như cô ấy lại có duyên biết đến chánh pháp để thực hành viễn tập thì quá tốt qua bài này con cảm nhận được con rất ơn phước khi con được hạnh ngộ vị Thầy và ngày đã từ bi cho dép con thực hành pháp yoga thanh trí để con trang bị chánh kiến cho bản thân và có được cuộc sống vui vẻ và hôm nay sống tốt hơn hôm qua .con cầu nguyện sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của vị Thầy vì lợi lạc của chúng sanh con cầu nguyện cho vi khuẩn corona xóm ngày được tiêu trừ Om Ah Hùm.

  73. Mật Chi says:

    Kính bạch Thầy
    Con đã đọc xong bài viết này rồi ạ!
    Con cảm ơn Thầy đã cho con chiêm ngưỡng vẻ đẹp của Sapa và một bài học về pháp qua hình ảnh của người phụ nữ không biết viết tiếng anh nhưng nói tiếng anh thành thạo cũng như người thực hành pháp chỉ am tường giáo điểm mà không có phương pháp thực hành cũng như con vẹt chỉ biết đọc tụng .
    Con xin cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy.
    Cầu nguyện cho dịch bệnh corona sớm được tiêu trừ.
    Om mani pedme hum

  74. Mật Mai says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy !
    Con đã đọc bài viết này rồi ạ.
    Con cảm tạ Thầy đã cho chúng con nhìn vẽ đẹp củ Sapa và cô gái người dân tộc nói tiếng anh rất tốt mà không biết viết tiếng anh, trong đạo pháp theo sự hiểu của con là khi mình hiểu và am tường thì lý thuyết phải có thực hành.
    Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy vì lợi lạc chúng sanh
    Cầu nguyện cho dịch bệnh Covid 19 sớm được tiêu trừ. Om Mani Padme Hum!

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