Deepest gratitude to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva, to the merciful Master Lu, and to the Dharma Defenders!
I currently live in a small city in Germany. Nine months ago, when I came across the practice of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door on the Internet, I was very delighted as the ‘Buddhism in Plain Terms’ by Master Lu has enlightened me and helped me to solve many of my problems. From the book, I gained an understanding of what we should be living for. When I was young, I committed sexual wrongdoings and watched and read pornographic movies and books respectively. I believe that those wrongdoings severely affected my eyesight. After practicing the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door for about two weeks, I dreamt about the Guan Yin Bodhisattva blessing me by putting her hand on my forehead for more than twenty minutes.
After I listened to Master Lu’s radio program a month later, I realised the importance of setting up an altar at home. A few days after I set up an altar, I had a dream where Master Lu came to my house and gave me some instructions. He said that my altar was ok but it was too crowded and he also told me which fruits I should enshrine to the Guan Yin Bodhisattva.
I also dreamt about the Guan Yin Bodhisattva who cured my gynecopathy with some medication. After having the dream, my gynecopathy was healed and I did not need to visit a doctor.
One day, on my way home from work, it was quite dark and thus, I was a bit scared while I walked through the woods. That night, I dreamt about two foreign spirits chasing after me. I ran into a wooden house and closed the door but the foreign spirits were pounding on the door. I was very afraid so I prayed to the Guan Yin Bodhisattva for help. After I called her name once, I heard the foreign spirits outside the house begging the Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Dharma Defenders to not hurt them. I am very grateful towards the Guan Yin Bodhisattva and the Dharma Defenders!
A while later, I had many dreams about my past lives and in one of those dreams, the Guan Yin Bodhisattva told me about my past. From those dreams, I realised that I have been reborn several times. The Guan Yin Bodhisattva is very merciful towards me since I have been fortunate enough to be introduced to Buddhism.
The city that I live in does not hold regular gatherings for Dharma followers and thus, I read Master Lu’s enlightenments on the Internet. Although I have been practicing the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door for a few months now, I only realised today why we should introduce the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door to other people. Today while I was reading scriptures, I understood that all our negative emotions, pains, sufferings and karmic retributions are the results of our misconducts. After practicing the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, I have come to the realisation of my wrongdoings. However, those people who are not aware of their mistakes have the possibility of suffering more from their own karmic retributions in the future. As a result, I believe I am able to help them by introducing Buddhism to them. Through this, the Guan Yin Bodhisattva will bless them!
During my Buddhist practice, I have become more aware that in order to cultivate ourselves, we cannot merely stay at home and read scriptures. Instead, we need to interact and communicate with other people so we can understand ourselves better. Every word we say and every action we take reflects how well we have cultivated our heart. Now I know that every sentence in the ‘Buddhism in Plain Terms’ is a wonderful Dharma teaching. We have to apply those teachings in our every day life to discipline ourselves.
Practicing Buddhism is a long journey and our life is too short to be wasted. I would like all Dharma followers to practice diligently, be merciful to all sentient beings and help Master Lu to propagate the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door!