Deepest gratitude to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva!
Deepest gratitude to the Dharma Defenders!
I started to practice the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door in September 2009. I would like to share with you how my life has changed as a result of practicing Buddhism.
At that time I have been unemployed for two years. I spent most of my time surfing on the Internet and chatting with different groups of people. Unintentionally, I asked the folks whether there was any implication if I dreamt about a child. A Buddhist follower replied that it could be my aborted child and I should perform the transferring of merits for the child. Probably because of the bond the Buddha and me, I instantly believed what she said. I could not describe how impressed I was after reading the comment section of Master Lu’s blog and the video of Master Lu’s Dharma assembly in 2012. I made a decision that, even if I used to be the type of person who always gave up halfway, I would commit myself to practicing Buddhism with a great determination!
On September 24 (which was also my birthday), I went to print out templates of Little Houses in spite of the rain and finished reciting my first Little House. At the beginning I was a bit scared when I had a cold feeling in my face and body. I described my situation to a senior Buddhist follower who introduced Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door to me. She explained to me that it was due to the foreign spirits. Those foreign spirits are pathetic and desperate but they would not harm us. It would be of great help to them if we could transfer merits by offering them Little Houses.
Due to my massive karmic debts, my family strongly disagreed that I practice Buddhism. As long as I started reciting scriptures, my family would start a fight with me. However, I did not give up. I prayed to Guan Yin Bodhisattva for granting me a job so that I could have income rather than merely stay at home. If the Bodhisattva granted me the wish, my family may not intervene with my practice. I would also be able to attend the Dharma assembly in Hong Kong to understand how Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door helps its followers. Miracle happened. After a month, the owner of the pharmacy store near our building approached me and asked if I would like to work in their store. Even though the job offered a low pay, I accepted it happily as it is not a stressful job. While I was working, I always had conflicts with the shop manager. I understood that it was due to the negative karmic ties between me and her. Therefore, I recited the Mantra to Untie Karmic Knots as soon as conflicts emerged. Recitation of the Mantra works! There is no more fight between us in the store.
In June 2013 I attended the Dharma assembly in Hong Kong as I wished and worked as a volunteer. Thanks to the mercy of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, the flight ticket was really cheap and I could also choose to fly at anytime I wanted. I would not be this lucky without the mercy of Guan Yin Bodhisattva and I realized how fortunate I was to live under the blessings of the Guan Yin Bodhisattva. I could not help crying during the assembly because I was so moved by Master Lu’s compassion and his relentless effort to propagate Buddhism. I felt like living in heaven throughout the event. My parents’ attitude changed quite a bit after I came back from the Dharma assembly and they were not against my Buddhist practice any more. My mother also discovered that my child could speak more clearly than before. My family used to eat a lot of fish and the elders were also fond of fishing. Even though they have not started practicing Buddhism yet, my father told me that he did not catch the fish he saw the other day. I felt so grateful to Guan Yin Bodhisattva; her compassion enlightened them and changed their behaviour. I firmly believe that they would start practicing Buddhism one day!
My son always had nosebleeds and was diagnosed with capillary fragility. His nose bled even more frequent if he kept picking his nose. After practicing Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, I realized that it was caused by foreign spirits clinging to my son. After offering tens of Little Houses to my son’s karmic creditors, his nose never bled from then on.
About two years ago, I was told that one of our clients needed some electronic parts. I ordered some inventory that was worth more than 20,000 RMB from a supplier and managed to sell them to the client. I was so greedy that I increased the price every time the client bought things from me. After I ordered, the client said he did not need the parts so that the inventory was backlogged ever since. After practicing Buddhism, I understood that this was my karmic retribution. We should keep cultivating ourselves and learn to be a better person. The electronic parts were used for well-drillers and the client was the only person that these parts could be sold to. My parents and I were very worried because of our poor financial situation. I knew that I had massive karmic debts so that I never prayed to Guan Yin Bodhisattva for selling the inventory. But I did hope that I could sell them before attending the Dharma assembly in Malaysia, as I want to become a disciple of Master Lu.
On the morning of 21 October 2013, while I was reciting scriptures, my intuition suddenly told me that I should apologize and explain to the client. I instantly texted him, apologising to him and telling him that the cost of those electronic parts was 850 RMB per unit and I would be willing to accept any price he offered. Two days later, on the Renunciation Day of Guan Yin Bodhisattva, I took leave and performed life liberation. Everything was smooth and I also prayed to Guan Yin Bodhisattva for helping me sell those parts. I would like to attend the Dharma assembly in Malaysia, to become a disciple of Master Lu, and to use my own experience as an example to guide others in their Buddhist practice. At 10am, the client replied that he would buy all the stocks from me for 900 RMB per unit. Guan Yin Bodhisattva granted my wish! I burst into tears and posted the parts to my client immediately. Even if I had not received the payment, I was not worried because I knew Guan Yin Bodhisattva would bless me.
A week later, the client sent me the remittance right after he went back from a business trip. I was so excited that I shared my experiences to all those whom I wanted to introduce Buddhism. I would also like to post my story on the Internet to advise more people that through diligently practicing the three methods (reciting scriptures, making vows and performing life liberation) of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, many problems could be solved. I attended the assembly as I wished. Guan Yin Bodhisattva was so considerate that I was able to book the cheapest train tickets for all trips.
I still have massive karmic debts to repay and I encounter a lot of issues when I try to introduce others to Buddhism. But as a part of the Buddhist practice, we should keeping exerting ourselves rather than focus on what we have achieved. Guan Yin Bodhisattva knows all of our actions of body, speech and mind. I wish I could help more sentient beings, and attain Buddhahood in this lifetime by practicing Buddhism with diligence and perseverance!
May I extend my gratitude to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Dharma Defenders!