The Miracles of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door
Sharing of personal stories at Master Lu’s Public Talk in North America, 2014
First, thanks to the Great Merciful and the Great Compassionate Guanyin Bodhisattva! Thanks to the Great Merciful and the Great Compassionate Master Lu! Thanks to all the Buddhist friends who join us here today! Thank you all for giving me the opportunity to share with you my experience about practicing GuanYin Citta Dharma Door.
I’d like to briefly share with you how I have been blessed by Guanyin Bodhisattva. I hope that these stories can be helpful to those students seeking higher education in the US, and to the parents who wish to help their children succeed academically or find a dream job.
First let me speak about the improvement in my academic performance:
In 2011, as a junior in college, I was very lucky to hear about GuanYin Citta Dharma Door. When I first listened to Master Lu’s live radio programs I immediately started to perform daily recitations. My daily recitations included Cundi Dharani, the prayer to GuanYin Bodhisattva for her mercy to bless me with wisdom and success in college. The prayers were very effective: That semester I found it easier to calm my mind and concentrate on studying, and I was less impetuous and was able to avoid distracting thoughts flying through my head. It greatly increased my learning efficiency. At the review week before finals, I always had inspirations and dreams telling me the range of knowledge I need to study for my finals. Ever since that semester I started to be awarded scholarships, including the one for the graduate school in the US where I study at now. All of these I achieved by practicing the three great methods taught by GuanYin Citta Dharma door: Making great vows, performing recitations, and life liberation. I really am thankful to the merciful and compassionate GuanYin Bodhisattva!
Changes to my personal life:
I’d like to talk about the effectiveness of the great compassion water and reciting the “Mantra of Rebirth in the Pure Land”. Before practicing GuanYin Citta Dharma Door I suffered from skin allergies. I often got acne and had spent so much money on dermatologist visits for treatment. But none of them could cure my acne and acne scars on my face. After starting practicing GuanYin Citta Dharma Door, I learned that my skin allergies are caused by little spirits from living beings that died for me, such as fish and crabs. We would think that crabs and fish are forever gone after being eaten but it is not true. Their spirits can stay with us and attach to our bodies. After being accumulated to a certain amount, they will form karmic obstacles. Because I was unaware of that, I had eaten a lot of live seafood. After practicing GuanYin Citta Dharma Door, I realized I needed to repent for past mistakes. I started to recite the rebirth to pure land prayer to release the souls that died at my hand from suffering. I began to add 49 times of “Mantra of Rebirth in the Pure Land” in my daily recitations. Also, as Master Lu taught us, after offering water to the Bodhisattva, I started to apply the great compassion water (the previous day’s water offered to Guanyin Bodhisattva) to my face with cotton pads on a daily basis.
About three or four months later, all my acne and acne scars disappeared! A few of my classmates who were close to me witnessed this miraculous change in my skin. Soon they began to ask me about what kind of prayers and recitations are helpful in improving skin conditions. Today, right here, I have a request—please make a vow to quit eating live seafood and meat, and if possible, make a vow to be a vegetarian. Especially for those who perform recitations, do not take any more lives and eat their flesh. Master Lu once stated that those who are not abstaining from eating meat and not on a vegetarian diet, are unlikely to be reborn in the Four Noble Realms or the Western Pure Land of Amitabha Buddha. Another important point is that, if you have made the vow to become a full-time vegetarian for the rest of your lives due to poor health conditions, you must stick to your vow even after your health conditions improve! Otherwise, Dharma Protectors will be very angry, and your health conditions may get worse.
Changes to my temperament:
My boyfriend has changed a lot since practicing GuanYin Citta Dharma Door. In the past, he had a fiery temper. But after starting to perform recitations, he no longer had fights or quarrels with me over trivial matters. He used to be very addicted to online games. Sometimes he would stay up until 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning playing them. But now, my boyfriend not only took the initiative to sell his online gaming account, he used the proceeds to perform life liberation and make donations to print Buddhist books. In the past, whenever he got angry he would often curse. This leads to negative karma of speech. Therefore, he suffered from canker sores in his month, and the situation sometimes became so severe that he could not even eat. But since he started reading Master Lu’s “Buddhism in Plain Terms,” he began cultivating his heart and soul; he understood that it is not a good practice to recite Buddhist scriptures while still keeping the habit of cursing or swearing. Realizing this, he recited the Eighty-eight Buddha Repentance prayer many times to repent his mistakes. Ever since then, he hasn’t had another oral canker sore!
Additionally, I’d like to share more good news with all my Buddhist brothers and sisters here today. My boyfriend, by practicing the three treasured methods of Guan Yin Citta—recitation, great vows and life liberation—has successfully got an offer to study in the US! Although his GPA is just average, he never stopped accumulating merits by performing good deeds. Additionally, by praying sincerely to GuanYin Bodhisattva during the last month of his application period, he got an opportunity to interview with a very good university in the States. Although his GPA and test scores are not ideal, the university eventually gave him the offer! I am very much grateful to GuanYin Bodhisattva! As long as we pray sincerely and earnestly, making efforts without expecting anything in return, GuanYin Bodhisattva will always answer our prayers!
I’d also like to share with you a story about a 19-year-old girl, who is also in our New York GuanYin Citta Dharma Door Wechat group. Unfortunately, at such a young stage of her life she suffers from chronic nephritis. Her doctor diagnosed her condition as incurable. But this young girl does not give up. Not only does she practice GuanYin Citta Dharma Door, but she does so diligently and wholeheartedly. Frequently, she dreams about GuanYin Bodhisattva and Master Lu. In her dream, GuanYin Bodhisattva and Master Lu gave her blessings. Through her own efforts, she have recited more than one thousand Little Houses (a combination of four kinds of Buddhist scriptures), in addition to performing life liberation every day. Also, she takes time every day to tell people about GuanYin Citta Dharma Door. Sometimes she goes to temple, other times she promotes GuanYin Citta Dharma Door by sharing her experiences online. When she went back to the hospital for a check-up, something surprising happened. She used to have very high urine protein level, high cholesterol level, and high uric acid level, etc. Now the results show all these levels are back to normal! She is recovered! Her doctor said that it’s a miracle for a nineteen year old girl to recover from chronic nephritis within half a year! The doctor reduced the dosage of her medication.
Thanks to the Great Merciful and the Great Compassionate GuanYin Bodhisattva! Thanks to the Great Merciful and the Great Compassionate Master Lu! Thanks to each and every one of my Buddhist brothers and sisters!
Qidi Liang, New York