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“The emotions I felt were powerful and brought tears to my eyes…”

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Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion

The emotions I felt were powerful and brought tears to my eyes…”

 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

 

I, Sangjie Tieba Rinpoche, attest to the following sequence of events that occurred on April 15th, 2018 during the Guan Yin Bodhisattva Great Compassion Empowerment Dharma Assembly, held in Potomac, Maryland.

 

After the Guan Yin Bodhisattva Great Compassion Empowerment Dharma Assembly began, the participants in attendance were told to raise their arms in front of them, allow their hands to hang down and to close their eyes. We were also told not to open our eyes until instructed. Shortly after closing my eyes, my mind began to reflect on the suffering of the world. The emotions I felt were powerful and brought tears to my eyes. I am not sure how much time passed, but all of a sudden I was struck rather hard in the area of my heart, pushing me backward. While I was startled and confused, a female voice said to me “Do not be afraid” in a firm, but compassionate tone, which immediately calmed me down.

 

This woman continually struck the same area of my chest only more gently. After each strike, she told me to “Breath,” which I did. After 8 to 10 strikes in this manner, she stopped. Then as suddenly as she had appeared, she was gone. Feeling drained, I lowered my arms to my side. My mind returned to reflecting on the suffering of the world. Only now I was calmer and more engaged in the emotions that accompanied this reflection.

 

After the ceremony concluded, we were asked to share our experiences. A sister spoke and described a remarkable journey she experienced. She was guided by Guan Yin Bodhisattva. Ultimately, she was told to return to the Dharma Assembly, for she had work to do. It was her, through the guidance of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, who struck me and moved throughout the assembly engaging others as she was told to do.

 

Since the Guan Yin Bodhisattva Great Compassion Empowerment Dharma Assembly, I continually hear the voice instructing me “Do not be afraid” and to “Breath.” I lack the accomplishment to understand the meaning of this message and why I was chosen to hear it. However, the law of cause and effect never errors. If what I have just reported is false, I will descend into the Vajra Hell.

 

Sangjie Tieba

 

 

“The emotions I felt were powerful and brought tears to my eyes…”

 

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Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion ——Note Written Afterwards to Describe the Most Magnificent Scene at the Site

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Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion

——Note Written Afterwards to Describe the Most Magnificent Scene at the Site

 (Report No. 8)

 

 

In September this year, I had the good fortune to attend the Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Great Compassion and received great empowerment from Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva. The effect was very magnificent. I take this opportunity to share my experience and feelings at that time with my fellow cultivators.

 

 

At the beginning of the dharma assembly, I was a little nervous. I closed my eyes and raised my arms to the horizontal position. I bent my legs slightly. A short while later, I heard the hearty laughter from some people. I wanted very much to know who received the empowerment from Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva so quickly, but I dared not open my eyes.

 

 

I firmly remembered what the presiding master told us and did my best to keep my mind calm and focused. Suddenly, a strong heat flow went from my right shoulder to the left shoulder. My hands then began waving spontaneously to the left and right. I felt heat emitting from my body. Next, I opened my voice to cry and shout. My hand-waving and crying lasted for a while and then gradually came to a stop. At this time, my body felt hot and sweated. I felt rather tired and so sat down on the ground.

 

 

After resting for a while, I stood up with my eyes still closed. I raised my arms again. At this time, I heard someone singing. The voice of singing came closer from far away and in a short while was behind me. Ah, I heard clearly that the song was the Six Character Great Bright Mantra. The ear-pleasing singing changed from the solo singing at the beginning to a chorus with many people. Eventually I heard that the wonderfully pleasant singing also came from the space. I felt that the Bodhisattva was empowering us from the space. I naturally joined the singing. Tears unintentionally flew down from my eyes. That was my gratitude to the kindness received! Meanwhile, my legs started to tremble and my hands were waving again. However, the movement this time was somewhat different from what I did earlier and was like dancing along with the pleasant singing. At that time, my mood was joyful and delighted and my body was very relaxed. In this manner, my hands were waving continuously until the dharma master announced, “Stop.”

 

 

After the dharma assembly concluded perfectly, the relaxed and pleasant feeling remained in my mind. I am extremely grateful!

 

 

After the dharma assembly, I have two beneficial effects from the empowerment. The first is that my shoulder pain has completely disappeared! Shoulder pain was an old illness that plagued me for many years. The second is that I am now much more energetic than before! In the past, when I was practicing the dharma or reading respectfully Buddhist books, I would feel sleepy after half an hour. I am now much more energetic and will not dose off even after two hours.

 

 

I am extremely grateful to the good fortune of attending such a magnificent dharma assembly this time!

 

 

I prostrate to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III!

I prostrate to the greatly loving and greatly compassionate Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva!

 

 

Humble Disciple: Hua Yan (Chen, Shuyan)

 

 

 

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A miracle after continuously listening to the dharma discourse and cultivating, and practice according to the teachings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III: The tumor in my thyroid gland has mysteriously diminished.

A miracle after continuously listening to the dharma discourse and cultivating, and practice according to the teachings- The tumor in my thyroid gland has mysteriously diminished (1)

 

A miracle after continuously listening to the dharma discourse and cultivating, and practice according to the teachings H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III:

The tumor in my thyroid gland has mysteriously diminished.

By Ci Yang

 

 

Staring at my medical report, the uncomfortable feeling which I have been experiencing around my front neck has been affirmed – There is a tumor about 3.2 x 2.1 cm in size in my thyroid gland.

Strangely, coming to terms with the fact that there is a tumor bigger than the size of my thumb in my neck has not caused me fear and distressed. Ever since I started learning Buddhism, I have not done any killing of any forms of living beings.  Indeed I have been persuading my friends and families not to kill any forms of living beings but do more life deliberation instead. Besides, I have actively participated in various types of Buddhist voluntary work, hoping to accumulate merits from my good deeds. For I strongly believe that I will have the blessing from the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and that I will always be fine.

A miracle after continuously listening to the dharma discourse and cultivating, and practice according to the teachings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III: The tumor in my thyroid gland has mysteriously diminished.
This was my ultrasound report dated 29.06.2016 from The Second People’s Hospital of Shenzhen, showing that there was a tumor of 32mm x 21mm in size in the left side of my thyroid gland.

 

Upon knowing the news, I did not allow my mind to wander disorderly. Instead, I sincerely prayed to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for blessings and calmingly accepted the medical advice from the doctor. The doctor suggested an operation as the tumor was benign. To be on the safe side, my family and I were seeking further medical advice, hoping for a better solution. We came to know that Sun Yu Shan hospital in Shenzhen offers treatment by medication and no operation is needed. I visited the hospital January 2017 and was informed that it was too late for me to be put on the medication treatment due to the size of my tumor which could not be dissolved by medication only. I was also told that the medication might cause side effect to the stomach and as a result, I was advised to go for an operation.

According to the doctors and the medical websites, thyroid neoplasm is not a terminal illness, however, the operation to remove the tumor of this size could be life threatening as it is surrounded by main artery and lymph nodes in the neck. Because of my faith in practising the true Buddha dharma expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, I was prepared to accept the worst and understood that it was all due to my karma. However, what worried me more was if I had gone for the operation and my daily practice of the Buddha dharma (which was transmitted to me by my Ru Zun Holy Monk Master would be interrupted and this is disrespectful to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. I prayed to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for giving me the best solution.

I started learning Buddhism in 2013 after I was introduced to Buddhism by a fellow from the same village as me. In the beginning, I did not practise Buddhism diligently. However, in the past two years, I have actively participated group cultivation sessions, listening to dharma discourses of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and sharing the benefits of practising Buddhism. That’s how I learned why human beings cannot avoid illnesses and what karmic cause and effect is, etc.  We, the people from Guang Dong have always liked to eat fresh and live seafood and hence have accumulated great extent of negative karma. I understand that when the time comes, I will need to face my own karmic consequences.

I decided to go for the operation soon after my visit to Sun Yu Shan hospital. Coincidentally, it was close to the spring festival and my family and friends persuaded me to postpone the operation after the spring festival celebration. I agreed and temporarily set aside the thought of going for the operation but I continued diligently to practise Buddhism, to listen to the dharma discourse and I would transfer all the merits to all the living beings. When gathered with the family during the reunion dinner in my hometown, I did my best to persuade my family members not to slaughter chickens/ducks but encouraged them to spare any forms of life.

Every week, I would go to a temple about 30km away to participate a group cultivation session.  This is because to me practising Buddhism is the right path to happiness. After I came back from my hometown after the spring festival celebration, I suddenly felt that the discomfort in my neck has diminished. I could feel that the size of the tumor has reduced and the whole of me felt relaxed. I knew that that was the blessings from the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas bestowed upon me. I shared this experience with my husband and he found it hard to believe that the tumor would grow smaller without any medication or treatment. He said it would be impossible and that I would have been very lucky if the tumor had not grown bigger.

In March 2017, my family said it was time to go for the operation. This time I refused. I was adamant that the tumor had grown smaller. Despite my family’s disbelief, I had the absolute faith that it was the blessings from the Buddha dharma. On March 16, I went for another ultrasound scan at Shenzhen Shekao People’s Hospital. To my relief, the result confirmed that the tumor has reduced remarkably by 1/3rd to 2.1cm x 1.5cm. Moreover, I was so delighted as the doctor announced that I did not have to go through the operation anymore except to go for a check-up once a year.

Learning and practising Buddhism is a true belief and not superstition. While I uphold my faith in the blessings from the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, I do not deny the needs for medication. In the《128 Evil and Erroneous Views expounded by Buddha Master, it was specifically pointed out that it is an erroneous view to believe that your illness will be cured by requesting empowerment and without cultivating yourself. I faithfully followed this teaching and therefore I sought for necessary medical advice to help with my illness and at the same time not to forget to continue the cultivation.

 

A miracle after continuously listening to the dharma discourse and cultivating, and practice according to the teachings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III: The tumor in my thyroid gland has mysteriously diminished 2
This was my ultrasound report dated 16.03.2017 from Shenzhen Shekao People’s Hospital, confirming that the tumor had reduced to 2.1cm x 1.5cm and no operation was needed

 

One must have faith in learning and practising Buddhism.  Everything begins from “Belief, resolve, and action”.  Without the fundamentals of believing in Buddha dharma, believing in the blessings from the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and believing in the law of cause and effect, one cannot practise the real Buddha dharma and benefit from the Buddha dharma’s blessings. Because of my faith and sincerity towards true dharma, my tumor reduced by 1/3 by itself in 3 months. This incident convinced my husband and it also helped me to gain the support from my husband to continue to learn the Buddha dharma by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. I also take the opportunity to share with my friends and families the benefits of practising Buddhism and encourage them to participate and practise Buddhism in our daily life.

It has been 6 months since I took the last ultrasound, the tumor has not grown bigger.  I am healthy. Nowadays, I regularly practise Buddhism and play wiser balls with my daughter and I enjoy a happy family life. Every week, I continue to visit the temple 30km away to participate in the group cultivation session.  To me,  Buddhism is the right path to happiness. The true dharma is the path to self-happiness, to avoid bad karma, and by applying the law of cause and effect in our daily life, we will find that our life is getting better and better.

I hope more people would come to learn the true dharma expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.

 

A miracle after continuously listening to the dharma discourse and cultivating, and practice according to the teachings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III: The tumor in my thyroid gland has mysteriously diminished.

 

Link: https://greatprajna.org/2017/08/12/a-miracle-after-continuously-listening-to-the-dharma-discourse-and-cultivating-and-practice-according-to-the-teachings-the-tumor-in-my-thyroid-gland-has-mysteriously-diminished/

 

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It is Fortunate to Encounter the Correct Dharma

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It is Fortunate to Encounter the Correct Dharma

 

Cyclic lives and reincarnations

No end to love and hate

Fortunate for the correct Dharma of Dorje Chang Buddha

Cycles of birth and death are thus cut off

By disciple of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III,

Hua Zong

 

Link:  https://greatprajna.org/2017/07/18/it-is-fortunate-to-encounter-the-correct-dharma/

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A Holy Feat After 15 Minutes

A Holy Feat After 15 Minutes

 

A Holy Feat After 15 Minutes

 

“I have mentioned this question to you already. Have you figured it out yet?  Intubation? Yes? He is going through extreme pain.  Just let him go. Once the tube is inserted, most likely we won’t be able to take it off.  Leave alone that now five minutes have already passed since his last breath. Even if we intubate him now and save his life back, he might suffer from serious brain damage. So, just let him go so he will not suffer any longer." The words of the doctor still lingered in my ears.

 

To be rational, I know that I should just take the doctor’s advice, but emotionally I cannot cut off my love for my husband.  All these happened too quickly.  Even though the shadow of the terminal stage of bile duct cancer has cast over us since seven months ago and therefore declared the impermanence of the human life.  He has survived the potential deadly septicemia, which was triggered by abnormally low blood pressure.  How can he now die from a suffocation caused by nose bleeding? I cannot accept the fact and I will not know how to face and tell my in-laws.  As I fought for my views with the doctors, 15 minutes after my husband stopped breathing, I pushed the medical team to go for the intubation and then miraculously my husband’s heart was beating again and was next rushed from oncology ward to intensive care unit for further observation.

 

Yes, his heart has started beating, but how meaningful is it with the whites of his eyes turned up and wax-yellowish color on his face?  This kind of struggle seems meaningless and is as his last way to be with those alive.  “Just wait for the in-laws who live in the south.  Just wait for the families and friends to come and say goodbye and see him for the last time," said the doctor nicely to me.  He kept reminded me that the so-called miracle is a fact that does not exist.  He advised me to turn off the life support machine after everyone has come to see him the last time.  “Be considerate to your husband.  Do not torture his body and soul anymore.  Let him go. Let everything go freely.  Send your blessings to him.  This is the most important and best thing you can do for your husband."  The doctor’s words may be right, but my wish to talk to my husband is so strong.  I know that his passing will free him from the suffering and pains from the metastasis of the cancer to the bones.  But, he is still so young. His parents who are still alive still have great expectations of him.  How can I agree to pull out the tube? I cannot accept the fact that my husband is soon to leave us.  I can only hang on firmly to my belief.  My body was wailing on a verge of collapse, but I kept in my mind strongly the image of the most respected and holy Namo H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.  Master, whom I rely on, please empower my husband with your Buddha power.  Let him come back awake to me. If he cannot be conscious and come back to me due to the karma as a result of the Law of the Cause and Effect, please take him and help him to gain rebirth in the Western Paradise of the Ultimate Bliss of Amitabha Buddha.  Liberate him from the sufferings in the cycles of reincarnations. This is my most sincere begging and beseeching.

 

Ignoring all others’ advice, I went to the altar room and listened to the Dharma expounded by Pamu on my knees and in my merits transference, I sincerely prayed and begged H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.  That night, I vaguely seemed to hear the questions from Pamu:  Should he come back? Or not?  She asked them a couple of times.  All right, then he should.  Pamu’s firm but gentle words appeared in the morning in my confused sleep state.  Maybe that was just a dream at night due to my thoughts at day time.  I did not pay much attention to it and went back to the altar room to listen respectfully to the Dharma again.  I beseeched spiritual calmness and waited for the time when I am able to visit my husband in the ICU.

 

He has been in the coma for 48 hours.  In addition to that, he has gone through 15 minutes of emergency rescue.  Even if a miracle does happen, his consciousness will definitely not be clear.  You must be ready for it.  If unfortunately, the tube will be pulled out, you need to be physically fit to take care of the funeral.  Eat something. Do not grieve too much.  Your two daughters still need your care.  They are still young.  You must take good care of yourself.  My friends’ concerns make sense.  The main supporter of the household may be gone now, but I cannot be the same.  My two understanding daughters have been supporting me and hugging me from the moment they learned that their Father has been intubated.  They have been staying next to me without shedding any tears.  They are really the most precious gifts sent to me by the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.  Looking at how strong they have been, I felt so ashamed at my weakness and wailing.  I wiped off my tears and told myself not to cry anymore.  I told my daughters not to worry anymore.  They should feel free to express their pains from losing their family member.

 

“Dad, I’m here." as my older daughter called out to her father, my husband opened his eyes.  He looked at her with a look that we are so familiar with.  Is he conscious? I hesitated.  My husband who has been in a coma for 48 hours miraculously opened his eyes, I was thrilled and asked, “Do… you remember us? Do you understand our words?"   My husband closed and opened his eyes to express himself.  My god!  He remembers us.  His consciousness is clear.

 

“He has been conscious since the morning.  His mind is clear and he is able to raise his hand, shake or nod his head to express himself."  After the nurse saw our excitement, she described to us the miraculous moment of his waking.

 

I thank all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in the ten directions.  I thank Namo H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.  I also thank Awang Norbu Pamu.  So, the dream state in the morning was true and not false.  The merits accrued from listening to Buddha Dharma is true and not false and miraculous.  I am grateful.  I thank all my family and friends and their blessings.  After going through 15 minutes of stopped breathing, my husband miraculously woke up and his consciousness was clear.  Even though now he still has to go through therapies to practice breathing on his own, and he is still not free from all pains, I now am able to see my husband at a set time and cheer him up.  My heart is full of gratitude.

 

To be able to experience such miraculous happiness, I firmly believe that it is a result of the empowerment from the Buddha power of Namo H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and merits from listening to the Dharma.  So grateful!

 

Buddhist Disciple Ling with gratitude with my palms together

 

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“After attending that dharma assembly, I fell the warmth from my two feet and no longer need to use a hot-water bag to help me fall asleep. Even when I wake up at night, I would pleasantly find that my feet warm….”

After attending that dharma assembly, I fell the warmth from my two feet and no longer need to use a hot-water bag to help me fall asleep. Even when I wake up at night, I would pleasantl

 

“After attending that dharma assembly, I fell the warmth from my two feet and no longer need to use a hot-water bag to help me fall asleep. Even when I wake up at night, I would pleasantly find that my feet warm….”

 

In September 2016, I had the good fortune to attend the Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Great Compassion held at Hua Zang Si and received very magnificent benefits. I would like to take this opportunity to share my experience and feelings on that day with my fellow cultivators.

 

At the beginning of the dharma assembly, the presiding master told us to chant the mantra first. The rhythm of chanting was rather slow and the sound was very wonderful and beautiful. My feeling was completely different from my experience of the chanting I normally did.

 

After chanting for a short while, without knowing any reason, my father, my husband, and my two children suddenly appeared in my mind. The appearance of my father was especially clear. Sadness rose in me and tears streamed down through my face. I thought that they had not taken refuge in Buddhism and did not have the affinity to learn the true dharma of the Tathagata. That was the reason that I could not bear the sad feeling.

 

I stopped weeping and continue to chant. At that time, my grandparents from both my mother’s side, who have passed away and my father’s side as well as some other family members and relatives all appeared before my eyes. Though the view just flashed by me momentarily, I felt that I saw each of them clearly. I thought about the fact that some of them had not taken refuge while some others, though had taken refuge, were still not diligently making a good effort to learn and practice Buddha-dharma. Thinking that they would surely be in very miserable and lonely situations in the future, I could not suppress my sad mood and wept again.

 

Then I stopped weeping and continued to chant. Next, the faces of my father, husband, and children emerged before my eyes again. Every time I saw them, my heart was painfully pulled. I could not keep myself from weeping.

 

I once again stopped weeping and joined the chanting again. At this time, my ears clearly heard the voices of chanting the mantra from the crowd. However, my heart felt that I heard a voice of shouting for rescue. It sounded like a desperate yelling for help from someone who was completely surrounded by a situation of despair and horror. I had a very shocking feeling at the time. Clearly, this is the call for help from living beings, begging Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to rescue them! We are sincerely beseeching Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to save us and cross us over, to lead us to leave the abyss of pain and suffering in samsara forever! At this time, the sadness and bitterness in my heart were beyond description by words. Thus, I cried again with my face covered by tears.

 

After chanting the mantra, the dharma master announced that the dharma assembly would formally begin. I kept my body in a fixed posture and closed my eyes. I did my best to stay calm.

 

Very soon, the sound of patting came from behind. Also, people on my right side generated different kinds of sound. Someone before me was crying and fell to the ground. I sensed that she later moved to lie next to my feet (not sure whether she was actually lying down or not) and touched me a few times. I tried not to think about that. Shortly after that, she moved to behind me and started to pat the rear of my left foot and then my right foot. My right foot was hit with more power and more frequently. I dared not move myself at all and tried my best to keep my mind calm. However, I was still somewhat at a loss since I did not know what she might do to me next. When the patting stopped, I felt that she was still behind me. After a while, my right foot was again patted a few times. After that, she seemed to have left me. My eyes were always closed during this period. I dared not open my eyes.

 

My two arms felt more and more tired. I put my arms down twice and raised them again. After putting down my arms the last time, I felt that my neck began to rotate very slowly from right to left. After rotating two rounds, it went the opposite direction. At that time, I could not be sure whether this was an empowerment from Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva or a response made by myself due to being eager to receive empowerment.

 

Next, my both shoulders began to turn from the front to the back.

 

After that, I heard singing. I could not hear the words of singing clearly. At this time, my shoulders continued turning and the speed seemed to be faster.

 

Finally, I could hear clearly that the song was the Six Character Great Bright Mantra and “Namo Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva.” I first followed the singing with humming and then joined with my open voice. At this time, the movement of my two hands became bigger. My hands were swinging back and forth and left and right, as if doing a stretching exercise. However, all movements were spontaneous and beyond my own control.

 

At this time, I heard a fellow sister behind me speaking loudly in Cantonese. She seemed to be saying that we have committed lots of sins and evil deeds in the past and therefore we now must repent earnestly and so on.

 

My hands continued swinging. I followed the singing and joined from time to time. At this time, my hand movement changed and turned into a movement of dancing. That was the hand gesture in a Chinese classic dance. I was dancing to the singing. My heart was filled with the joy of the dharma. With a smile on my face and while singing lightly, I made all kinds of wonderful movement with my hands (At least I felt that my hand movement was very wonderful.). Totally without any control, I felt that all movements were so smooth, fluent, and natural. Though my eyes were always closed, my mind was very clear and very much open. I was clearly aware what gestures and movements were performed by my hands. However, the dancing and moving of my hands was not directed by my own mind.

 

My two hands kept waving and moving. However, when the master leading the dharma practice called out “Stop!”, my hands gradually moved to a position before my chest and stopped there.

 

After the perfect conclusion of the dharma assembly, the attending crowd went together to perform the ending practice of saving living beings from captivity. On the trip of driving back home, I unexpectedly noticed that my two feet were warm. This was something extraordinary to me. For quite a number of years, my two feet were rather cold. In particular, I must have a hot water bag prepared before going to bed. Otherwise I would not be able to fall asleep. Even if I went to sleep after having a hot bath or having my feet soaked in hot water, my feet would still be cold. Sometimes when I did not use a hot water bag, I would wake up at night with my feet being ice-cold. I could feel the chilly air from my bones and would even tremble. At that time, I had to have the hot-water bag ready immediately. After attending that dharma assembly, I fell the warmth from my two feet and no longer need to use a hot-water bag to help me fall asleep. Even when I wake up at night, I would pleasantly find that my feet warm.

 

I am grateful to the empowerment bestowed on me by the greatly loving and greatly compassionate Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva!

 

Additionally, I also had an unexpected discovery. The ankle joints in my two feet were no longer in pain. I could not remember since when my ankle joints started to ache, but it should have been for quite a while. I did not know what the cause was either. Normally, there was no pain if I do not touch them. However, it was very painful if the spot was pressed. Therefore, when I sat crossed legged to practice meditation, a towel or a blanket must be placed under my feet. Otherwise I would not be able to keep myself in a sitting position.

 

Yesterday evening, while chatting with my family members after dinner, I reached out to massage the ankle joints on my right foot as I used to do. I did not even feel any pain at all. I immediately pressed the ankle joints on my left foot and did not feel any pain either. I dared not believe that fact at the time and repeatedly pressed the spots many times. It was really true that I had no pain at all.

 

I once again express my gratitude to the greatly loving and greatly compassionate Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva!

 

This dharma assembly was very magnificent. The attending crowd were also empowered by Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s great compassion and were full of the joy from the dharma. Had I not experienced the occasion in person, I absolutely would not be able to imagine the inconceivable feeling and benefits I had when the empowerment from Buddhas and Bodhisattvas came to me!

 

I gratefully prostrate to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III!

 

I gratefully prostrate to the greatly loving and greatly compassionate Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva!

 

I gratefully prostrate to all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in the ten directions!

 

Disciple Huiyu Qiu

 

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Sharing My Experience from Respectfully Listening to the Recorded Dharma Discourses Expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

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Sharing My Experience from Respectfully Listening to the Recorded Dharma Discourses Expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

 

I was born in a Christian family. Since my childhood, I followed my mother to pray and worship. When I got married more than 20 years ago, my mother-in-law sent us a portrait of the Three Holy Beings in a wooden frame and an audio device which recites the holy name of Namo Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. However, I did not go one step further at that time to enter deeply to recognize and experience Buddhism or Buddha-dharma.

In the 1990s, I remember that qigong was popular everywhere in society at that time. I also followed the trend to learn “Zhong Gong” and a so-and-so gong that was later outlawed by the government. During this period, I was always in the midst of confusion, struggle, painful suffering, and fighting for the right direction. I felt that I was just like a small boat sailing in the ocean that was full of scary tides and waves while pressing dark clouds, gusty winds, heavy rainstorms, thunders, and lightening were all over the sky!. I also felt that I was a helpless little insect struggling in a mud pool without knowing where the way out was!

Due to the mistakes I made, my work assignment changed. From working as a teacher, my job was changed to cleaning toilets, guarding the parking lot of bicycles, and watching the front gate. Furthermore, when my job was taking care of the public restroom, I lived in a shabby house that was rebuilt from a restroom. The wall of the house was made of stacked bricks with many gaps between. I had to use plastic sheets to cover up the gaps. In summer I would get bitten by mosquitoes. When winter came, it was very cold both inside and outside the house. My mind was like trapped on an uninhabited island during that period of about ten years. The only interest I had at that time was trying my hands on calligraphy, reading books, and even learning to carve seals.

People often say that one has to hit a wall to turn the head back. Buddhism advocates repentance and says that one has to learn to awaken. However, if one does not encounter a good master to point out the direction, it can be very difficult to awaken just relying on one’s own cognition! I often had dreams in my sleep at that time. Sometimes, my crying in the dream woke myself up. Still, I did not know how to walk my path in the human world. Once in my dream, someone told me to read Buddhist sutras and gave me a list of names of many scriptures, including The Diamond Sutra, The Infinite Life Sutra, the Lotus Sutra and others as I remember. Later a casual chance caused me to go into a temple. Many sutras and scriptures were on display there. The sutras and scriptures mentioned in my dream turned out to be all here! From then on, I respectfully requested some sutras to read and recite at home.

In August 2014, my husband respectfully requested from Hong Kong a great treasure book entitled Expounding the Absolute Truth through the Heart Sutra. I did not know what book that is at the time, but I just took the book and read it. I read it day and night. At that time I had blister beriberi on my feet and I did not do the right thing to treat it. At first, some spots started to itch and fester. Later the entire foot was itching and festering, dispersing a very strong stinky smell. Also, there were lots of sticky fluid coming out. I used tissues to wipe them off during the day. At night, I had to wrap my foot with a towel. The fluid from the blisters would soak up the towel completely and I had to change the towel twice every night. Though my foot was itching and aching, I kept chanting, “Form is not different from emptiness; emptiness is not different from form; form is emptiness, and emptiness is form.” Perhaps due to the reason of reading this great treasure book, other than having pain and itchiness on my foot, my heart felt bright and wide open, as if having taken mint lozenges. My pores throughout my body were all open. I felt great and refreshed. During this period, when I tried to scratch my itchy foot, two layers of skin would be pulled off, looking like skinning an animal. I thought, “I have to pay for the countless karmic hindrances that I created in the past!” A month later, the foot that had swollen like an eggplant and could not have a shoe to fit on returned to normal. The scars dried and peeled off. Without any shots or meds, my foot gradually healed by itself.

Through multiple twists and turns and suffering setbacks, I am fortunate to be able to learn the true dharma of the Tathagata in my current lifetime. From listening to the recorded dharma discourses expounded by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to having learned the great dharma from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, my experience is truly like “The supreme profound and wonderful dharma is hard to encounter even in millions of eons. Now that I have listened to and received the great dharma, I vow to understand the true meaning of the Tathagata”!

Since I have learned and practiced the true dharma of the Tathagata, I must cultivate myself earnestly in my current lifetime. Only then can I receive beneficial effects. Cultivation means to cultivate and correct my speech and conduct, to say the Tathagata’s words, carry out the Tathagata’s conduct, and think what the Tathagata thinks. Once one truly has achieved the correspondence of the three karmas, beneficial effects from the dharma will naturally come. Only then can one’s accomplishment and liberation in the current lifetime be ensured. I am grateful to my family members, friends, supervisors, coworkers, and Buddhist brothers and sisters who have stayed next to me on my path in the past. Because of you, I am spurred to advance forward!

 

May the merit from all dharmas I practice be dedicated to all beings in the dharma realm.

May we all expediently attain perfect good fortune and wisdom in the current lifetime and together we will realize Buddhahood.

Before we realize the complete nirvana, may all disasters and difficulties leave us.

Until we attain the great fruition of Bodhi, may we stay with the holy beings as long as the existence of heaven.

 

Written by Hua Zong, a Buddhist disciple from Zibo City of Shandong Province in China

 

Link:     https://greatprajna.org/2017/06/30/sharing-my-experience-from-respectfully-listening-to-the-recorded-dharma-discourses-expounded-by-h-h-dorje-change-buddha-iii/

 

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