Deepest gratitude to the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva
Deepest gratitude to all dharma protectors
Deepest gratitude to all
Good day to all Buddhist friends. Today, I would like to share my experience in learning Buddhism. I first encountered Guan Yin Citta in September 2014. At that time, I was working part-time at a Buddhist friend’s house. I noticed that she was mouthing something incessantly and asked about it out of curiosity. She replied that she was performing recitation.
I asked about what she was reciting and she said that it was the Great Compassion Mantra and Heart Sutra. I then asked what these scriptures were and she passed me a book, the Introduction to Guan Yin Citta. After reading it at home, I discovered the many benefits of performing recitation. I then decided to learn along with her. She took me to the practice centre and I obtained a Buddhist scripture booklet.
When I first recited the Great Compassion Mantra, I thought that the sentences were a mouthful and difficult to recite. Despite daily practice, I still thought that I was not reciting it well and felt a little anxious.
My sincerity must have touched Bodhisattva and Master Lu, and I dreamt of Master Lu on the third night. He came from behind me and patted my right shoulder, telling me not to be anxious as Master will bless me such that I will be able to memorise the scripture. This is too miraculous! I felt greater confidence and worked hard to learn.
In a week, I was able to memorise the Great Compassion Mantra and a few days later, I memorised the Heart Sutra, Wang Sheng Zhou and the Qi Fo Mie Zui Zhen Yan. I increased the number of times to recite these scriptures as part of my daily homework to 50 times, and began reciting Little Houses soon thereafter.
My gallbladder was inflamed and I was in pain each day. When the inflammation was serious, I would be extremely cold and have a fever. However, the pain gradually receded without my notice. I do not know how long it has been since I last ate medication for it, but the condition disappeared! I had frequent urination issues at night, but this condition also disappeared without a trace!
I would perform recitation throughout the day and even in my dreams to the point where the exit and entrance of people at home would be unnoticed. This made my husband develop a rejection towards performing recitation as I would not speak to him when I knocked off from work.
He also watched some defamatory videos against Master Lu, increasing his feelings of objections. He asked who introduced reciting Buddhist scriptures to me, and said that he wanted to have a fight with them. He also asked my family and friends to counsel me against learning Buddhism.
My husband owns a subcontracting company in interior design. Since April 2016, the main contracting company delayed the salary payment to my husband’s company. After a few months, the workers’ salary in arrears accumulated to more than $200,000. My husband would wake up at 2am to smoke as he could not fall asleep. He would talk to himself, threatening to kill the boss of the main contractor.
I told my husband not to be anxious and refrain from committing the act of wrong speech as Guan Yin Bodhisattva will protect and bless us. I prayed daily to Bodhisattva to resolve the negative karmic ties between my husband and his boss, reciting 108 times of the Mantra to Untie Karmic Knots and Cundi Dharani respectively.
After 2 months, the boss of main contracting company called my husband and made settlement of $200,000. Although the main contracting company still owed many subcontracting companies, my husband’s company was the only one who received payment.
Defamatory rhetoric bows down before the unshakeable truth. My husband believed in Guan Yin Citta after this incident and supported me in learning Buddhism and performing recitation. When he returns home from work each day, he would tell me to read Buddhism in Plain Terms and dot my Little Houses, he will cook instead.
The second efficacious event is regarding my daughter’s entry to secondary school in 2017. I utilised the Three Golden Buddhist Practices — making a vow to recite 49 Little Houses, liberate 200 fishes, prayed to Bodhisattva at the Guan Yin Hall before her exam, and recited 108 times of the Heart Sutra and the Cundi Dharani for her respectively.
Out of 3000 students, she was in the top 12 and improved her placing by 30 students! My daughter said that this is all due to Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s blessing and protection as she dreamt of the examination question before the exam!
The third efficacious event happened on the first day of the lunar new year this year. I was making a vow to recite 21 Little Houses for the karmic creditor of my husband and liberate 100 fishes each month before the Buddhist altar at home. I prayed for Bodhisattva to protect and bless my husband for a smooth-sailing career. On the 3rd day of the second lunar month, my husband submitted a tender for a job.
Prior to submitting the tender, he offered incense to Bodhisattva before our altar at home and prayed that everything will go smoothly. Eventually, he got the job despite how other companies submitted lower offers! This truly is an apparent display of Bodhisattva’s blessing!
All these efficacious events made me realise that this wonderful dharma door must be spread to more people so that they may receive Bodhisattva’s blessing and protection. I spread the dharma to all my friends and family around me and back home in China, sharing my personal experiences with them. Sharing the story made them believe in Buddhism, believing in Buddhism made them wish to learn, learning Buddhism made them discover the truth of its efficacy. This is just like a stroke patient who is unable to independently get out of bed but require the aid of a stick. Now, the patient is able to walk on their own! Once they discover the efficacy of Buddhism, they will then propagate the dharma. I am truly gratified, touched, and grateful.
I set up a Buddhist altar at home a month after learning Buddhism. Master Lu said that setting up a Buddhist altar is the equivalent to inviting Bodhisattva to your home. I personally experienced the difference between having a Buddhist altar and without one — the power of Bodhisattva’s blessing really isn’t the same.
Whenever I spread the dharma to a Buddhist friend, I would also help them set up a Buddhist altar, and then help the next Buddhist friend set up one as well. In this fashion, so many people are able to invite Bodhisattva to their homes!
My thinking is simple: I wish to tell everyone that the Three Golden Buddhist Practices of Guan Yin Citta are genuine without a doubt. Buddhist friends who have yet to learn Buddhism, please start your practice in Guan Yin Citta soon!
Deepest gratitude to all.
If my sharing today is improper in anyway, may the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva forgive me. May all dharma protectors forgive me. May everyone forgive me.< Testimony Sharing < 同修分享