[From the Editor] The following is an extract from “Metaphysics Q&A” radio program on 7th October 2012. A caller’s family member had final stage rectal cancer and was excreting blood and pus. They offerred over 70 Little Houses for the patient and the patient made a Great Vow to release 10,000 fish. Soon after, the tumour was found to be benign during the operation. The specialist was stunned because this has never happened before in his career. This must be the protection and blessings from Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
Caller: There was an even more extraordinary case. 20 days ago, a family member of a Buddhist follower was diagnosed with final stage rectal cancer, which was acute. A group of us was helping him. Within one day, we gathered and offered over 70 Little Houses on his behalf. The patient also made a Great Vow to release 10,000 fish. Last week he had an operation. He was still bleeding the night before the operation. On the day, the doctors were stunned by the diagnostic test results. The tumour was found to be benign. Afterwards, one of the doctors said to him, “This illness of yours… In my entire career, there would only be 0.1% chance for it to be benign. I have never seen this before… This must be the protection and blessings of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.” This is what the specialist said to him.
Master Lu: Ah, you see… Even the specialist said that it was the protection and blessings of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
Caller: Yes, this is what the specialist said, in front of the patient and his family members.
Master Lu: You see? The original diagnosis said that it was final stage, malignant…
Caller: Final stage. It was very severe. He was excreting blood and pus… He didn’t believe in Buddhism before and had committed a lot of negative verbal karmas.
Master Lu: You see how merciful and compassionate Buddhas and Bodhisattvas are? You just need to be sincere. He made a Great Vow to release 10,000 fish. Wasn’t he saved?
Caller: Yes, yes, yes. He’s recovering very well now. He should be discharged from the hospital in a few days.
Master Lu: The diagnostic test couldn’t find anything malignant. So he gets sutured up and goes home.
Caller: Yes, yes!
Master Lu: So we can only rely on Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for miracles to happen.
Caller: Afterwards, the patient said, “My life is given by Bodhisattva. I am no longer the person that I used to be.” Deepest gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva! Deepest gratitude to Master!