Guan Yin Citta Brought Me Hope
My deepest gratitude to the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva, to all Buddhas and Boshisattvas, to Master Lu, to Dharma Defenders, and to all dharma practitioners!
My name is Liu Xiuhua and I am an ordinary worker. On 31 May 2014, I fell down accidentally when I was travelling, resulting in some fractures in my fibula and tibia. I had surgery the next day. However, after the surgery, my feet, calf and thigh swelled up. After a further medical check, I was diagnosed with deep venous thrombosis. The doctor also warned me that if the thrombus somehow travelled to my heart, my life would be threatened and such an incident could happen any time. I felt despair as I could die at any time. I wanted to stay in the hospital but I could not afford the medical expenses.
A year later, I met two dharma practitioners in a small local market. They gave me some materials of Guan Yin Citta. After reading them, I decided to give it a go – I started to perform daily recitation of scriptures and to recited Little Houses.
At the beginning, my head hurt whenever I started to read the Heart Sutra. The dharma practitioner told me that it was caused by my karmic creditors. Not long later, I dreamt about one of my teachers who had passed away. Therefore, I decided to offer Little Houses to my teacher. After offering the 12th Little House, my husband had a dreamt that the teacher told him he would not come any more. Since then, I had never dreamt about the teacher again.
Due to my heavy karmic debts, at the beginning, I did not offer enough Little Houses. My legs were really painful. The doctor told me that it was normal. I consulted a senior dharma practitioner and I was advised to make vows in front of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, and to adopt the Triple Gems of Guan Yin Citta. On the same night, I made several vows to Guan Yin Bodhisattva in front of my altar. Firstly, I would adopt a full vegetarian diet for the rest of my life. Secondly, I would offer 108 Little Houses to my karmic creditors. Thirdly, I would release 10000 fishes. Fourthly, I would share my experience with the others and to introduce Buddhism to the others after my sickness is cured.
The Guan Yin Citta was truly effective and inspirational! The pain in my legs was gone on the next day. I carried out my promises from then on and the swelling in my legs became less and less severe. Guan Yin Bodhisattva helped me to cure my sickness, which was deemed to be incurable by doctors. One day, I was reciting scriptures in front of my altar. The door suddenly opened and I could smell the scent of sandalwood. At the time, my husband was sleeping. Later he came to me and said, he dreamt about Guan Yin Bodhisattva coming to our altar, and both of us cried and knelt down in front of her. Guan Yin Bodhisattva carried me on her back and put her palm on his head. I was not sure what this dream meant. The senior dharma practitioner told me that Guan Yin Bodhisattva helped me to reduce my karmic debts and blessed my husband with dharma power. Guan Yin Bodhisattva was very merciful to us and brought us dharma bliss. I developed a lot of faith for Buddhist practice.
When I offer incense on my altar, I always see inspirational phenomena that suggest the presence of Guan Yin Bodhisattva. For example, the incense would circle into many rounds. I could not help my tears whenever I saw this. I am so lucky to have the opportunity to practice Guan Yin Citta. I wish that my personal experience could encourage those who slack off in their practice, and those who do not have enough faith for Guan Yin Citta, to become diligent in their practice. My gratitude again to Guan Yin Bodhisattva, to Master Lu, to Dharma Defenders, and to all senior dharma practitioners!