Guan Yin Citta helped to cure my breast cancer
My gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva, to Master Lu, to all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and to Dharma Defenders! Greetings to all guests and Buddhist friends!
It is such an honour for me to share with everyone my experience of practicing Guan Yin Citta, which helped to cure my breast cancer. May Guan Yin Bodhisattva continue helping me to reduce my karmic debts.
My parents, my daughter and I were led to Buddhism at the Dharma Convention in December 2012 in New Zealand. Shortly after, our family started to recite scriptures and adopted a vegetarian diet. Our practice brought us many benefits. Firstly, my father’s gastritis was cured. Secondly, following Master Lu’s instructions, we recited scriptures and freed fish from captivity, which cured my daughter’s quinsy and rhinitis without her undergoing surgery. She now also recites scriptures every day. Thirdly, after attending the Dharma Convention last year, Guan Yin Bodhisattva helped me to find a stable job.
I was impressed by the benefits from practicing Guan Yin Citta, however I was not as dedicated to my practice as I should have been. In April last year, I started to feel pain in my neck and back and soon found a lump on my breast. I made an appointment with a doctor for a breast examination.
In June my parents and daughter became disciples of Master Lu in the Hong Kong Dharma Convention. At the end of June, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. The cancer cells were spreading rapidly and had spread to my lungs and spine. I was told I only had 3 to 4 months to live. The doctor suggested undergoing chemotherapy to control the cancer, and lessen the weakening of my spine – especially in my neck. Such grievous news made me realize the impermanence of life. I immediately vowed to Guan Yin Bodhisattva to perform life liberation, recite great amounts of Little Houses, and read the 88 Buddhas Great Repentance 5 times every day. I sincerely repented of my sins and firmly stood in the knowledge that Guan Yin Bodhisattva would save me!
During the darkest time in my life, I was taken excellent care of by many different dharma practitioners. They helped me to perform life liberation and recite Little Houses. One of them delayed her work for a whole week to look after me in the hospital. Another practitioner kept me company all the time. Yet another practitioner brought good food to me every day despite the long distance. Nothing could ever express my gratitude towards them. I have done so little, yet the great Guan Yin Bodhisattva has given me so much.
Guan Yin Bodhisattva has continued to bless me throughout my sickness. During the worst period, I could not walk or sleep, and had to keep my back bent at all times due to the pain. I underwent chemotherapy five times, each time calling Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s name to help reduce the side effects. Mercifully, Guan Yin Bodhisattva responded to my request! After each round of chemotherapy, other than feeling nauseous and having little appetite, I did not experience any other side effects.
I cried to Guan Yin Bodhisattva every day and asked why I had such serious health problems. One night I dreamt about my previous life. In this dream I lit a fire and burnt my benefactor to death. The dream remained vividly in my mind after waking. It was shocking, yet answered my question. I understood that although I have been a good person in this life, my tumultuous marriage and poor health were the karmic consequences of my previous self’s behaviour. I cried every day when reciting the 88 Buddhas Great Repentance, yet it felt like Guan Yin Bodhisattva was listening to my repentance.
One day I was reciting the Great Compassionate Mantra on my way to the hospital when I saw the number “2353”. I understood that Guan Yin Bodhisattva was telling me the number of Little Houses I needed to recite. Since then I have recited more than 1000 Little Houses and made a vow to release 100,000 fishes from captivity. My parents helped me to recite many Little Houses despite their old age and all of the housework they had already been helping me with. As a result my health has become a lot better. I hereby sincerely repent my sins to Guan Yin Bodhisattva, to Master Lu, and to my parents!
The 3rd of August was Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day. By that day, under the blessing of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, I could walk and bend down without feeling any pain, and my blood tests were showing much healthier numbers. I could also remove my neck brace, and kneel down to offer incense to Guan Yin Bodhisattva. My doctor was very surprised. Only fellow Buddhist practitioners can understand that this miraculous recovery is all thanks to the merciful Guan Yin Bodhisattva. I now truly understand that at the Age of Dharma Decline, adverse events such as illness can come suddenly and are the results of our accumulated karmic debts. We need to understand the laws of causality and prevent misfortune by practicing Buddhism and gaining karmic merits in our life. I hereby make a vow to be committed to practicing Guan Yin Citta for the rest of my life, to become one of the thousand arms and thousand eyes of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, and to help Master Lu spread the knowledge of Buddhism.
Gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva, to Master Lu and to everyone!