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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

 

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發表於 Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion Experience and Benefits Sharing

“It was like a wind blowing by the ocean side.”

It was like a wind blowing by the ocean side.

Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion Experience and Benefits Sharing

-“It was like a wind blowing by the ocean side.”

 

In September 2016, I had the good fortune to attend the Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion held at Hua Zang Si in San Francisco. Abbot Dharma Master Ruo Hui was in charge of the mandala to lead the dharma practice. Earlier, I read the report about the dharma assembly of empowerment by the greatly compassionate Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva held in New York ten years ago and thought that such a dharma assembly must be very uncommon. I could not have imagined that now I myself had the karmic condition to attend this dharma assembly. My heart was very excited. I am extremely grateful to the empowerment from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and the greatly loving and compassionate Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva! I thank the dharma master leading the dharma practice!

 

At the start of the dharma assembly, Dharma Master Ruo Hui described the expected situation of the dharma assembly as well as the noteworthy issues to the monastics and laypersons present. Regardless of what might happen around us, we should always maintain a peaceful mind with good confidence. We should know that we would be under good protection. Also, there were fellow brothers and sisters serving as dharma protectors at the site. Then we chanted mantras together. The sound from everyone’s voice was not only in unison but also very pleasing to the ear. The sound of mantras was like an enchanting music. After that, we adjusted our bodies into the desired posture as instructed by the dharma master and closed our eyes. The entire crowd was quiet, and the process of empowerment started.

 

After about one minute, I felt a breezing wind blowing over. The feeling was quite obvious. Then the force of the wind became greater and greater. It was like a wind blowing by the ocean side. My arms began to swing spontaneously. My feet was also trembling. I felt that I became very light, as if I would be blown up by the wind. Later the power of the wind gradually reduced, and I could once again stand firmly on the ground. After that, I kept that posture throughout the dharma assembly. There was one moment when my thighs had a very refreshing and cool feeling.

 

During the dharma assembly, I heard the sound of patting the body from other brothers and sisters. Some of them were speaking. Some sang songs. Some others were dancing. Some attendees laid on the floor, and some of them were rolling on the floor. Some fellow brothers and sisters performed mudras in the process. When we shared our experiences after the dharma assembly had ended, I learned that each person generated different manifestations from his/her own sensation and response. All received empowerment. The occurrence of the above situations in the midst of the dharma assembly made the process quite bustling. I tried my best to keep my mind from being interfered. Actually, the strong and powerful empowerment made me feel that my heart was very pure and tranquilized at that time. I was truly better calmed than when I was in my normal sitting meditation. There wasn’t much illusory thought.

 

After fellow brothers and sisters shared their own experience from the dharma assembly, we immediately went to a small town by the ocean side to hold the ending practice of releasing living beings from captivity. When dharma water was sprinkled to the little fish and crabs in a water pool, they were all jumping actively. We could see that they were very excited. Then we all followed a queue to take turn to release them. They were very delighted to return to the ocean. At that time, there were no seagulls present to disturb them. Everything was very perfectly accomplished and successful!

 

On the day before the dharma assembly, I was stilling having a flu. When the empowerment dharma assembly ended, I felt that my nose was no longer stuffy. My breathing was smooth and free of obstruction. My brain felt fresh. I was filled with the joy of the dharma!

 

I am grateful to the empowerment from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and the greatly loving and compassionate Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva!

 

I thank the dharma master leading the dharma practice!

 

Written by Shao Min

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發表於 Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion Experience and Benefits Sharing

“I laughed loudly and heartedly without stopping. I felt that the laugh resolved all kinds of worries and threw all my afflictions far, far away..”

I laughed loudly and heartedly without stopping. I felt that the laugh resolved all kinds of worries and threw all my afflictions far, far away

Speaking from My Experience of Attending the Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Kuan Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion

–“I laughed loudly and heartedly without stopping. I felt that the laugh

resolved all kinds of worries and threw all my afflictions far, far away..”

 

I am grateful to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva, and all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas!

 

At the beginning, I followed the instruction from the master who was practicing the dharma to relax my entire body. Shortly after, I started to tremble from my feet. My heart was filled with happiness, delight, and joy and I laughed. However, I realized that there were no movements or sound from other people and thus tried to be silent, but I could not control myself. So I laughed loudly and heartedly without stopping. I felt that the laugh resolved all kinds of worries and threw all my afflictions far, far away. I was under the light of auspiciousness and harmony that covered everywhere. My laugh caused tear to flow from my eyes. Later, I sat down, but I continued to laugh heartedly and could not stop myself. Then I heard the singing of the Six Character Great Bright Mantra and the holy name of Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva. Some people in the hall joined the singing. At that time, I stood up to make some movements. After that, I sat down and again laughed incessantly. That was simply beyond my control. I also said repeatedly, “Hey, I laughed too much!”

 

Then I felt that I was like traveling within the lights in the empty space. Also, there was a kind of instruction to make me talk. So I kept saying, “Okay, okay, no problem, no problem, all are very well.” I also said, “Hey, Amitabha Buddha came, Amitabha Buddha came!” “I am grateful to the empowerment from Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to remove our karmic hindrances. I am grateful to the empowerment from Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to remove our karmic hindrances, so that I will have no impediment when my life ends.” “That will keep me far away from distorted dreaming thinking and enable me to attain ultimate nirvana.” “Amitabha Buddha empowers us to remove our karmic hindrances, so we all attain accomplishment and liberation early.” “All unfavorable karmic conditions will be removed, Amitabha Buddha! Dharma brothers will get along in harmony. Everyone will become accomplished.” “I am grateful to Amitabha Buddha. I am grateful to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for coming to bring away my past adversaries and creditors. I am grateful to the empowerment from Amitabha Buddha that expels my karmic hindrances.” “Buddha light can introduce my past adversaries and creditors to leave suffering and acquire happiness and enable them to be reborn in good realms. Amitabha Buddha!”

 

I could recall that I had never had such a big laugh so openly and freely. It lasted so long to transmit joy and happiness to others and was full of positive energy. I felt both happy and grateful. Even until long after the empowerment dharma assembly had ended, such joyful sense and awareness was still there. My mood was relaxed and delightful. My heart was filled with peace, kindness, and joy whenever I saw anyone or anything.

 

Next in September, Hua Zang Si held another session of the Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Kuan Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion. Due to the limitation on the number of attendees, we stayed outside the hall to receive empowerment.

 

The experience of this time was not quite the same as the last time. We sat with our eyes closed. The attendees first chanted the Six Character Great Bright Mantra and then chanted their own mantras. I immediately felt that there was a flow of black air rolling in my chest. So I began to spit it out and also yelled loudly. I kept doing that until completely spitting that black air out. Then there was a flow of warm air rising from my back. At that time, my body felt rather warm, even though I was sitting on the cold floor.

 

A Buddhist nun before me stood up and began to dance and rotating. From time to time, I felt the lap of her clothing waving by my face. She also laid herself down. I felt the movement of her hands and feet. Her feet kicked toward me. I spontaneously stepped backward.

 

At this time, I heard all kinds of sound in the hall. Someone was chanting the Buddha’s name in a tone of soprano. The sound of patting was also heard. I gradually calmed down and felt that my body became lighter and was within auspicious and peaceful light. I felt that I was in the sky viewing the scene from above. I saw mountains, ocean, and buildings. The views in front of my eyes were played like in a movie.

 

The empowerment from Buddhas and Bodhisattvas are truly inconceivable. Even those of us who were outside the hall also received benefits of different types. I am greatly moved! Again, I am grateful to the empowerment from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva, and all Buddhias and Bodhisattvas!

 

Humble Disciple: Shi Zhengjian, holding my palms together

September 14, 2016

 

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發表於 Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion Experience and Benefits Sharing

“That must be nectar!”

That must be nectar

 

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

——”That must be nectar!”

 

In 2009, I viewed a video of the Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Great Compassion for the first time. I was very excited at that time and wished that one day I would be able to attend such a dharma assembly too. Now I finally had that chance and good fortune to attend the Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion. I must express my gratitude to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva. I also thank the Abbess of Hua Zang Si, Dharma Master Ruo Hui.

A short while after the dharma assembly had started, I first felt that a breeze of cool wind blew by my hands. It felt very refreshing and cool. After that, my entire body became warmer and I started to sweat. I was sweating heavily all over. After the sweating I felt extremely refreshed and energized. It was very comfortable. Then I saw (My eyes remained closed throughout the dharma assembly.) pieces of white clouds floating in the blue sky. The scene was very beautiful. After a while, water started to drip from the white clouds, which was different from the feeling of raining. I thought, “That must be nectar and has blessing!” So I opened my mouth to drink it. Actually, I walked around to receive and drink it. The situation lasted until the end of the dharma assembly. My stomach felt full during the entire period.

I am grateful to the empowerment from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva! This entire process was truly inconceivable.

 

Written by Lianyun Ji

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發表於 Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion Experience and Benefits Sharing

“I must have seen a Buddha or a Bodhisattva!”

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Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva’s Mind of Great Compassion Experience and Benefits Sharing

– “I must have seen a Buddha or a Bodhisattva!”

 

Homage to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III! Homage to the greatly loving and compassionate Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva!

I am very grateful for having the good fortune to attend the Guan Yin Bodhisattva of Great Compassion Empowerment Dharma Assembly led by Great Dharma Master Ruo Hui. When the dharma assembly started, I performed the instructed movements for a while. Then my arms felt very tired. I relaxed my arms. Gradually, I felt some cooling air around my arms and also sensed a little static electricity. After a while, the feeling vanished. I still stood there relaxing myself. A while later, I again felt cooling air circulating around my arms. My hands began to tremble and felt more and more numbing. My body also followed to waver forward and backward. The wavering was like being driven by a kind of invisible force and like wavering along with the sea wavers in the ocean. I was unable to control myself but my feet were still standing at the same place. When the wavering magnitude of my body was too big, I lost my center of gravity and felt to the ground. However, the fall did not cause any pain to me. While lying on the floor, my ears started to have a kind of numbing feeling. There was also a force pulling my head to lean back. I continued to lay there to enjoy the numbing feeling on my own. The feeling was very comforting but disappeared gradually. I thought this was the empowerment from Buddhas and Bodhisattvas because I had suffered serious illness in the past. Therefore, I stood up and prostrated toward the direction of the Buddha statue. Then I returned to my original standing pose.

Suddenly, an image dressed with very brightly beautiful and good-looking clothing appeared before my eyes. I was not able to see the face of the image but could tell that the style and colors of the clothing was very beautiful. Actually, it was more beautiful than the dresses I had seen before from the statues of Bodhisattvas. At that time, I thought I must have seen a Buddha or a Bodhisattva. Thus, I immediately began to prostrate.

During the entire process, I kept my eyes closed. I heard very wonderful and ear-pleasing singing as well as crying and laughing. Sound of body movement was also heard. I also generated the joy of dharma for the empowerment received by other dharma sisters.

I am grateful to the empowerment from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and the greatly loving and compassionate Namo Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva!

Buddhist Disciple Gexi Luosang, prostrating to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

 

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

DHARMA ASSEMBLY OF EMPOWERMENT BY KUAN SHI YIN BODHISATTVA_S MIND OF GREAT COMPASSION

 

——A NOTE WRITTEN AFTERWARDS TO DESCRIBE THE MOST MAGNIFICENT SCENE AT THE SITE

At 3 o’clock in the afternoon on September 1, 2016, the crowd gathered at the Sakyamuni Buddha Hall at Hua Zang Si in San Francisco, USA, finally welcomed the beginning of the Dharma Assembly of Empowerment by Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattvas Mind of Great Compassion, which they have eagerly waited for more than 10 years. The dharma assembly was led by the current abbess Great Dharma Master Ruo Hui to practice the dharma.

The dharma assembly was attended by monastics of the temple and laypersons of good faith. Some of them also served as dharma protectors during the dharma assembly. At that time, the wide, brightly illuminated, and clean great hall was in an atmosphere of plain and pure peace. All attendees were standing inside a wide and spacious area defined by blue-colored labels. After following the leading dharma master to prostrate three times to pay homage to the Buddha and practice the mantras, a brief introduction was given by Dharma Master Ruo Hui that stated the requirements for practicing the dharma to the attending crowd. Next, all followed her verbal signal to close eyes, stand with shoulders relaxed, and raise arms to the horizontal position to enter into the state of the dharma.

We are boundlessly grateful to the empowerment from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III and the greatly loving and compassionate Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva! We are grateful to Dharma Master Ruo Hui for leading the dharma practice to let all monastics and laypersons who came to the empowerment dharma assembly to receive the magnificent empowerment from the Buddha power and generate responses at various degrees!

In less than one minute after the empowerment dharma assembly had started, Monastic Shi Zhengding was the first to begin swinging the upper body spontaneously to enter the state of getting empowerment. Immediately after, elder Monastic Shi Zhengjian standing in the first row also entered the state. Then, the sound of open and unconstrained laughing filled with dharma joy loudly reached every corner of the grand hall. A few minutes after the start, two elder laypersons standing in the last row began to bend their waists forward and either shake their body or knock their knees at the tune of a rhyming frequency. Did they do so by their own intention? We learned from the experience-sharing session held after the dharma assembly that they all individually received the magnificent empowerment from Kuan Yin Bodhisattva and the Buddha force. One can now lift both arms that could not be lifted by force for a long time. Also, the two kneels that were heavy, stiff, and painful due to fatigue and wearing have now been cured by the empowerment from Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Also, another layperson described that she received nectar dropped down from Kuan Yin Bodhisattva’s willow branch and the pain in her shoulder and arm immediately disappeared.

My dharma name is Shi Zhengxin. I am also one of the attendees of this empowerment dharma assembly. I was standing at a position in the third row between two round pillars. The space around me was very wide and open, but I just stood there without any movement from beginning to end. The description from a monastic who is more senior than me is “Kept staying there like a wooden pole!” As seen from the recorded video, it truly appears that I did not move away from the position I stood at, did not change my body posture, did not open my eyes, and was not interfered by the external state. I now share some of the sensation and correspondence that occurred within me and my experience from the magnificent empowerment by the Buddha force:

With the instruction of “Begin!” from the master in charge, I immediately felt a cleansing and cool flow spread all over my body and percolating inside me.

During the first several minutes I still knew that I was standing inside the Sakyamuni Buddha Hall. The laughter from the senior monastics before me entered my ears and was echoing continuously. Then a monastic next to me fell to the ground and cried loudly, while stepping her feet on the floor. None of these incidents interfered with my clean and pure inner mind. A caption in motion with the writing of “Realizing there is no state outside the mind, no idea will be generated.” began to appear repeatedly inside my brain. Without knowing how long had passed thereafter, the caption disappeared without a trace. My body only felt cleanness, purity, and becoming empty. Next, the left hand vanished; the left arm vanished; the right hand vanished; and the right arm vanished. After that, my left foot, left leg, right foot, right leg, eyes, nose, and ears all successively disappeared, in this order. All of a sudden, my body transformed into a lump of white light and leaped upward into the space.

While ascending, I felt that the back-lower piece of my monastic robe flew up. Next, I was in the sky and passing through white clouds. I first saw the Sun. Then, while I continued to fly forward horizontally, the Moon came to me. At the moment of passing the Moon from below, a total and full illumination was before my eyes. Right after that, a huge round of rotating purple light that was expanding through the space pushed toward me from far away. My eyes were covered by white color. I raised my head to look upward and saw that the wavy white color was an extremely huge skirt. Looking further up, I saw the waist-long black long hair. Then I saw the left hand and the face. The skin was lustrously white like cream…… Ah, Kuan Yin Bodhisattva came! Yes, He is Kuan Yin Bodhisattva. His body brought breezy and refreshing wind. He passed from right to left lightly and swiftly before my eyes. He lightly and gently touched my raising hands with His tremendously big warm and soft but power-carrying hand. My face opened up a beautiful smile. At this time, without knowing why, I saw below that the crowd attending the dharma assembly were no longer in the Sakyamuni Buddha Hall and, rather, were in a magnificently majestic palace, where beautifully pleasing heavenly music was playing and echoing. I tried to identify and recognize everyone, but they were not whom I knew in the crowd. Then they and the sound from them went further and further away from me.

Next, my both hands slowly descended down to my waist. Then, I put my palms together in front of my chest and formed a mudra that I had never made before. When the dharma assembly ended, the time was exactly 52 minutes and 53 seconds after 3 o’clock. My body and mind felt a kind of lightness, pleasure, and fulfilment that I had never experienced before.

I most sincerely prostrate to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III,

I most sincerely prostrate to the greatly loving, greatly compassionate, and calamity-relieving Namo Kuan Shi Yin Bodhisattva,

For Their empowerment that bestowed corresponding benefits to all attendees of the dharma assembly. I am also grateful to Dharma Master Ruo Hui for benefiting the messes with a compassionate heart.

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