Perseverance with Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door Saves My Mother and Changes My Life –Personal Sharing from Singapore Dharma Function 2017 (3)

Benfang Liu

My deepest gratitude to the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva,
Deepest gratitude to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and Dharma Protectors, Deepest gratitude to Master Jun Hong Lu,
Deepest gratitude to all volunteers and our fellow practitioners.

Good evening! My name is Liu Ben Fang. In 2006, when I was 19 years old… as mentioned by Master Lu. We are likely to encounter calamities during the age years containing 3, 6, and 9. That year I was diagnosed with dengue fever.

I was in great pain. I experienced untold torment physically and mentally. I had fever and I felt cold, I suffered vomiting, diarrhoea and even incontinence. Despite my serious condition, my father refused to let me seek medical treatment. Later with the help of an aunt, I was hospitalised for three days and I got well after that. But dengue fever is an illness which is difficult to recover from fully. It can recur anytime. My lungs, liver, digestive system, and heart have been damaged.

So even though the illness didn’t recur I often have dizziness, headache, pain in the stomach and limbs. This made me resentful of my family why did they treat me this way? Since then I suffer a relapse once every two years. I was in great pain. Moreover, I have had numerous accidents such as car accidents. My arms were injured in a car accident, resulting in sequela. The illness and family unhappiness made me feel like I was living in hell I even thought of committing suicide.

In March 2015 I came across Master Lu’s Dharma Talk video on Facebook. I was sceptical at that time. I was then deliberating whether I should try to know more about this Buddhist practice I was hesitant, as I was afraid that I might not have the time to learn and due to the time constraints of my work. I had no means of practising Dharma properly. I still had doubts about this Buddhist practice. Though I was wavering in my belief, one month later, I still visited the Guan Yin Citta centre in Singapore. I began to learn daily recitation of scriptures. Since practising Buddhism, I came to realise that all the misfortune in this life is attributed to the law of cause and effect. One’s suffering is all caused by one’s action – you reap what you sow!

After reciting Buddhist scriptures, my condition has improved especially in 2014 it was actually the period where my illness would recur but this time I was not stricken by the usual pain I used to suffer I regained my confidence to live on. Having heard this, you might think that I would have continued to practise Buddhism diligently. But the truth was that I lacked wisdom at that time I was not firm in my faith. Everyone around me – my colleagues, friends and family were all unsupportive of my Dharma practice. They made many unpleasant remarks I worked long hours so it was difficult to make time to perform recitation. So I began to fall behind in my daily recitations and stopped reciting Little Houses. Soon the symptoms of my illness began to show again and my colleagues kept working against me. I started to get depressed then I realized my mistake.

Yielding to their criticism would only cause me harm. I cried in front of Guan Yin Bodhisattva and sought forgiveness. After I started performing my recitation again I managed to regain my health slowly.

In April 2015, I attended the Dharma talk in Singapore and was lucky enough to have Master Lu perform my Totem reading Master Lu said my friend’s mother who had passed away would be reborn into the family of a relative or a friend six months later. It was incredible because my mother was pregnant at that time and she gave birth to my little sister six months later. Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door actually saved my mother and my baby sister.

My mother was 49 years old when she was pregnant. The doctor detected abnormal viscosity in her blood so she had to be given haemolytic injection every month.

June 2015, was my mother’s expected due date. Due to her old age, her uterus had shrunk so natural birth was ruled out. If she opted for surgery, she would be at high risk of postpartum haemorrhage. As she had been receiving blood dilution injections, her life was at risk. At this critical moment, I told my mother, “Mom, make a vow to Guan Yin Bodhisattva, as only Guan Yin Bodhisattva can save you. I vowed to have a vegetarian diet on the 1st day and 15th day of each lunar month with this merit and virtue, you can seek blessings for a smooth delivery.” I also taught her to recite the Great Compassion Mantra, the Heart Sutra, the Cundi Dharani and the Xiao Zai Ji Xiang Shen Zhou.

On the day of delivery, I accompanied my mother into the delivery room. My mother made this special request to the doctor, saying that I could perform recitations for her. I recited the Gong De Bao Shan Shen Zhou and prayed that the merits and virtues from my sister’s past life would enable her to be reborn safely. During the surgery, I kept reciting the Great Compassion Mantra. It was then that I saw my mom shivering, she was very frightened. With tears streaming down, I said, “Mom you’ll be alright, with Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s blessing, everything will be alright”.

At that time, I had forgotten all my past grievances and resentment towards my parents, I did not wish to lose any of my family members. I felt sorry I had not been a good son. I vowed to be a good son from then on and fulfil my filial responsibilities to them. I kept performing recitation of sutras and mantras while holding my mother’s hand tightly.

A miracle happened, the entire surgery went exceptionally well, my sister was delivered safely and there was no signs of haemorrhage. Even the doctor was amazed. Claiming that it was a miracle. He had predicted that the surgery would cause excessive bleeding. My sister and I are 30 years apart in age. It is the first such record in the hospital.

My deepest gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva. I have been exposed to many other Dharma doors in the past, I have also taken refuge in them. But I have not met such a great Master who has taught me the “Three Golden Buddhist Practices” which enabled me to eliminate my karmic obstacles and change my destiny. Moreover, there are so many compassionate Buddhist friends, who have extended their helping hands.

Before I end my sharing, I do hope you will believe that Guan Yin Bodhisattva really exists. Guan Yin Bodhisattva is always by our side to bless us. Let us cherish such a rare affinity to have come across Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and such a great Master in this lifetime. Together, let us return to the fold of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, our heavenly Mother as that is our real home. That’s all I have to share today. If I have said anything inappropriate in my sharing. I seek forgiveness from the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva, all Buddhas and Dharma Protectors.

My deepest gratitude to the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva,
My Deepest gratitude to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and Dharma Protectors,
My deepest gratitude to Master Jun Hong Lu,
My deepest gratitude to all volunteers and Buddhist friends.