[From the Editor] A caller shared an amazing story of an old follower during “The Art of Applying Comprehensive Metaphysics” radio program which aired on 19th January 2014. This follower who resides in the countryside with a son who suffers from a mental disorder, was diagnosed with mammary gland cancer three years ago. Even though the cancer had spread throughout her body, she was still living on food she collected from the garbage, and she even collected leftovers from the Hong Kong Dharma Function. She would rather walk ten miles than pay for a dollar bus fare. Furthermore, she saved 1,000 RMB and donated it so scripture books could be printed and this reflects her dedication towards the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. Great Vows such as those demonstrated by her are known by heaven and earth and they contributed to her miraculously recovering from the terminal cancer in three months. Master Lu was so touched by this story and told the caller that only an individual can control his/ her fate. An Individual will receive blessings from the Guan Yin Bodhisattva as long as he/ she fulfills the “Faith, Vows and Practice” concept.
Caller: A follower was diagnosed with mammary gland cancer and had a mastectomy three years ago. Last year, her cancer recurred and it spread to several of her lymph, which caused her to experience pain in her bones. However, after three months she fully recovered! I really think the “Faith, Vows, and Practice” are so important. At the time, you examined her Totem and told her that in her previous life, she was a soldier who had performed a lot of killings and therefore, her karmic pass in this life is quite dangerous. You told her to offer 1,008 Little Houses but you were unsure if she could survive even after burning that many Little Houses. The follower is a farmer who hardly earns an income. While she was diagnosed with cancer, her son suffered from a mental disorder and her husband only worked on a casual basis. She was so poor that she was unwilling to spend even a dollar for a bus fare and therefore, walked ten miles a day to search for leftovers in the garbage.
Master Lu: (Sigh……)
Caller: I believe that about 90% of cultivators who practice the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door have a better living condition than her. However, even though she is such an underprivileged cultivator, she still made a Vow to release 10,000 fishes and offer 1,008 Little Houses. Furthermore, she even donated 1,000 RMB for scripture books to be printed and donated another 600 RMB last month after she fully recovered.
Master Lu: Vows are so important! An individual is the only one who can control his or her own fate. Even though the cultivator experienced poor living conditions, she was still able to recover from cancer after making Great Vows, performing Life Liberations and recitations. Does this not demonstrate the compassion of the Guan Yin Bodhisattva? The story of this cultivator has truly touched me. Now you can see why I am so dedicated to saving people. If I did not save people like her, she would have died.
Caller: Yes I do understand! Also, this cultivator does not recognize a single word.
Master Lu: She was saved when she started to follow the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and perform recitations.
Caller: Yes! This story has taught me an important lesson that the “Faith, Vows and Practice” are so important.