Deepest gratitude to the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva
Deepest gratitude to all Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and the Heavenly Dharma Protectors
Deepest gratitude to Master Jun Hong Lu
Thank you all fellow Buddhist friends, good afternoon!
I have been practicing Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door for more than 5 years, where many efficacious incidences happened throughout this period. I hope that everyone who hears or reads about this sharing of mine would benefit from it, able to understand the law of causality, gain wisdom and eliminate karmic obstacles. If my sharing is improper in any way, may Bodhisattvas and Dharma Protectors forgive me.
Firstly, an efficacious incident was that the participation in the dharma convention had cured my severe lower back pain of more than 20 years. Since I was over ten years old, whenever I sat on the floor for more than ten minutes, I would not be able to turn my body or get up from the bed the next morning and needed others to help me up.
I remember the most severe case was during the house relocation in 2004. After cleaning the house and mopping the floor, I couldn’t move my body at all the next morning. My husband had to help me up. Later, I slowly walked to a nearby Chinese medical clinic to be treated with acupuncture. Only then could I move freely.
From 2004-2007, due to the severe pain at my lower back there were things that I was incapable of doing such as carrying anything that weighs more than 5kg, do heavy house chores such as mopping the floor, wear high heels, and sit or stand for too long. Hence, I went for physiotherapy at the General Hospital.
As there were no visible effect after 2 rounds of treatment courses, I changed to seek advice from the Traditional Chinese doctor. However, my condition remained the same after another 2 rounds of treatment courses. Then, I opted for spine treatment, but the doctor diagnosed that my spine was normal with no major problems. Hence, I had only gone through one course of spine alignment treatment.
It was until August 2012, after I attended the first public talk in Singapore and the subsequent one in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2013, that a miracle happened! At that time, I was exhilarated about seeing Master Lu and without a second thought, I made my way to the front and sat directly on the floor to listen to Master’s discourse for about an hour. Only when Master went for a break did I return to where my mother was seated. My mum asked where I had gone to as she couldn’t see me and I told her that I was sitting on the floor at the front. My mum started to worry and reminded that my lower back may ache on the ride home afterwards. That’s right, one word wakes a dreamer! I was so overjoyed to meet Master to the point where I had forgotten all my issues, but here I was, standing right in front of my mum and was even able to move about with ease! In the following Totem reading session, I was again seated on the floor for about another hour. I even carried 10 boxes of packed dinner on each of my hands after that. Strangely, all previous symptoms that I used to suffer from were undetectable!
In 2013 I took part as a volunteer in Hong Kong and Kaohsiung public talks. During that period, everyday, I left early and return late and was busy helping to shift dharma materials that weighed over 10kg. I was totally filled with dharma joy and had forgotten all about my lower back pain. Think about it, a chronic medical condition of over 20 years, untreatable by both Traditional Chinese and Western medicine, was cured without any medication, but merely by attending two public talks. It was amazed that I benefitted by merely attending the public talk without even taking part as a volunteer! I know very well that it must have been the blessing and protection from the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva! After all, during the Singapore Lingshan dharma assembly in 2017, Master Lu said that for all future Dharma Conventions, there will be at least 108 Bodhisattvas assisting in each and every one of them. Thus, we must grab the opportunity to attend Master Lu’s public talks.
Secondly, my severe skin disorder was managed after learning Buddhism too. I had been suffering from festering and itchiness of skin behind my left ear for 2 years, none of the topical medications could put it under permanent control. To make it worse, it even caused foul smell. After the Chinese New Year in 2013, I started to recite 49 times of Amitabha Pure Land Rebirth Mantra and 245 times of Mantra To Untie Karmic Knots. Not long after learning Buddhism, I vowed to refrain from killing and eating live seafood. On the 15th day of 7th lunar month in 2014, I also made a great vow to be a full vegetarian.
About one month later, the effects were seen! Although my condition did not deteriorate and the foul smell was gone, it was not cured either, and itchiness persisted. Then I started to recite Little Houses to the karmic creditors on my left ear. This truly proved the power of Little House, please take a look at the pictures.
Before reciting Little Houses
After recited 14 Little Houses, my skin started to get smoother, there were no more itchiness but I could still sense some tingling. As such, I continued with the recitation.
After reciting 16 Little Houses, the scar was gone! After reciting 21 Little Houses, I had fully recovered!
Without having to spend a single penny, the problem that has troubled me for 2 years was solved!
Back then, I also suffered from a dandruff problem and had wasted thousands of dollars on ineffective treatments. However, after encountering Buddhism and performing recitation, these problems vanished without my notice. I think the acts of killing had led to the festering of the skin behind my ear and other skin disorders. Deepest gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva.
Thirdly, I’m not too sure when this started, but my legs would give out on me and I would fall on the ground whenever I get up in the morning. In walking up or down staircases, I would also fall because the aching of my bone would render my stance unstable. Such instances would occur even on flat ground! As my falls get more frequent, I would have to do some leg exercises for 5-10 minutes before getting up from bed every morning. Due to the aching of my bones, in December 2009, I went to the rheumatism and immunity system specialist in the General Hospital to perform blood investigations and a x-ray. A series of investigations was done. However, in the end, all the doctor could tell me was that everything appeared normal. I suffered neither from calcium deficiency nor osteoporosis. I wasn’t settled with the diagnosis given and rebutted by asking the doctor “Then, why do my bones ache? I’m only in my mid-thirties but standing and walking steadily are already a challenge to me as I am prone to falls. Are there any solutions to treat and prevent my conditions from worsening? At this young age, my biggest nightmare would be to be told that I have to use a wheelchair!” The doctor replied, “Your condition isn’t severe enough for an accurate diagnosis. I can only offer you a follow-up check-up within a year. If your condition worsens, you should come for a check-up immediately.” I was both helpless and speechless when I heard this. I had no choice but to simply accept the prescribed supplements, pain killer and a protocol on exercise for my sole.
June, 2016 – I was lucky enough to call in to Master Lu’s totem radio program. Master Lu told me that karmic obstacles generated from my act of killing ants had led to my blood disorder which in turn, resulted in my frequent falls. Additionally, these karmic obstacles could lead me to suffer from leukemia in my later years. Please take a listen to the radio recording.
After I started practising Buddhism in 2012, I had made a vow targeting my karmic obstacles from the killing of the ants — the first batch of recitation of the Eighty-Eight Buddhas Great Repentance being 108 times, and the second batch being 49 times. At the same time, I never ceased to offer Little Houses – 21 and 49 per batch respectively, addressed to my own karmic creditor. I also persist in performing life liberation to eliminate my karmic obstacles. With regards to the reading of the book, ‘Buddhism in Plain Terms’, I have completed the first eight volumes. Without me realising it, I started to be able to get off my bed without having to exercise the sole of my feet. My deepest gratitude for the blessings of Guan Yin Bodhisattva.
I hope everybody here today will learn from my experience. Do not assume that the killing of small insects like ants, cockroaches and spiders will not amount to major acts of killing. This is because the karmic retribution can be rather significant with large scale or accumulated acts of killing. As mentioned by Master Lu, we should not think about the effort put in or the benefits we reap as the reward will surely come to us. I hope through my sharing today, there will be more people who will believe that Bodhisattvas do exist.
The Golden Buddhist Practices of Guan Yin Citta (recite Buddhist scriptures, make great vows, perform life liberation and study of the book Buddhism in Plain Terms), is the truth. Together with Master Lu, let us all help more predestined sentient beings to allow them to abandon sufferings and gain happiness. What makes me the happiest is that I have chosen to believe in Guan Yin Bodhisattva and to have Master Lu as my teacher, my spiritual advisor. He picked me up when I hit rock bottom with my agony. He made me understand the truth in the law of causation and reincarnation, taught me how to liberate myself in the midst of my sufferings. He also taught me how to be a good person and the kind of person I should aspire to become. I was also taught, if I have done something wrong, I will have to repent sincerely. Through Master Lu, I learned how to improve my health – to have a healthy body and family, peace in the society and country and ultimately peace in the world.
Deepest gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva for not giving up in helping this disciple of yours.
Deepest gratitude to Master Lu, for your guidance.
Deepest gratitude to Buddhist friends for granting me this platform to do my sharing today.
The sense of appreciation in me cannot be expressed with mere words.
I pledge to follow the footsteps of Master Lu forever, eliminate my karmic obstacles through cultivation of my mind and my behaviour and to do my best to propagate Buddhism and help others.
Thank you all!
Shu Qin, Singapore< Testimony Sharing < 同修分享