My deepest gratitude to the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva!
My deepest gratitude to all Buddhas, Bodhisattvas & Dharma Protectors!
My deepest gratitude to Master Jun Hong Lu!
I hope that by sharing my personal experience, more people will believe in Buddhism, the Law of Cause and Effect, thereby prompting them to do more good and refrain from doing evil, practice spiritual cultivation and perform recitation of scriptures. I had a happy family and a job with bright future, but a calamity came like a bolt from the blue and it changed my destiny.
In March 2007, my immunity was going downhill. I often had flu, fever and coughed constantly. I felt giddy and weak. The fever subsided after medications, but the symptoms of cough and giddiness persisted. I went for a medical check-up in June and I was diagnosed with lung cancer. The news came as a shock to my family and my mind went blank. I went to several other hospitals which confirmed the 1st diagnosis. I lost all hope, feeling like the world crumbling down on me.
In the beginning, I chose the traditional treatment and tried many remedies. I took up several courses which cost me almost 300,000 yuan but there was no improvement at all. I had no choice but to opt for a surgery. After the operation, I felt numbness in the area around the incision. It left me with persistent side effects such as severe back pain, leg pain and bad cough. I was subjected to long and tortuous chemotherapy. I felt like being in a living hell. One Buddhist practitioner introduced Buddhism to me which helped me overcome the rough patch of my life.
In October 2013, I came across Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. I brought home some books and CDs. For over a week, I watched the videos of Master Lu’s Dharma Talks. I was filled with amusement & excitement. By reading several of Master Lu’s books and hearing numerous personal testimonies shared by fellow practitioners made me realise the effectiveness of the 3 Golden Buddhist Practices. I began to recite scriptures, make vows and perform life liberation. Firstly, I vowed to offer 108 Little Houses for my aborted child. I managed to ascend my aborted child to a higher realm after offering some 80 Little Houses. The miracle and joy reaffirmed my faith and determination in practicing Buddhism. After offering about 200 Little Houses to my karmic creditors, I could feel marked improvement in my condition. The side effects and persistent coughs lessened immensely. No words can describe my gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva & Master Lu.
However, I did not persist in reciting Little House for myself. Towards the end of Oct 2015, I suddenly felt a severe pain in my left chest. I couldn’t sleep for a few days. I offered 21 Little Houses and felt better. But I didn’t continue. At the end of November, my condition worsened again. The hospital confirmed that it was a relapse of lung cancer & there were lumps in my left lung. The doctor suggested that I immediately be hospitalised for a surgery. Though I was terrified, practising Buddhism for the past 2 years has made me understand that my cancer is the result of my negative karma. The relapse indicated that I had not eliminated much off my negative karma. On top of that I had also done things which were inappropriate. I decided not to go for the operation.
Upon returning home, I knelt before the altar. I wept and repented to Guan Yin Bodhisattva for not following Master Lu’s advice. Thinking that I had been very diligent and eliminated a lot of negative karma, I stopped reciting Little Houses for myself. Other than performing the daily recitation, I only recited Little Houses for my family members. This caused the relapse as I had to bear the burden of negative karma of my family members on top of my own. I made vows to not perform acts of killing for the rest of my life; be a vegetarian all my life; release 10,000 fish; offer 1,000 Little Houses; donate money to help print Buddhist texts and to share my personal experience after I have recovered. I prayed to Guan Yin Bodhisattva to have compassion on me, to help me to eliminate my negative karma, resolve karmic conflicts and cure my illness. I increased the number of my daily recitation and Little Houses. I also went out with other fellow practitioners to distribute Buddhist books. With their help, I managed to release 10,000 fish in a month. Not long after, I dreamt about Guan Yin Bodhisattva coming to bless me. I cried out to Guan Yin Bodhisattva to save me. When I woke up, I felt warm and I was so touched. Guan Yin Bodhisattva was so compassionate to have responded to my cries for help.
Later I dreamt about releasing fish. In the clear blue sky, the Buddha’s light was illuminating and there were lotuses blossoming everywhere. I was filled with Dharma joy. The fish were swimming happily in the water. What amazed me even more was that I dreamt about Master Lu’s Dharma body holding my hands, smiling and telling me to cultivate well and that I would be alright. I woke up with joy and told my family about the dream. My heartfelt gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva & Master Lu for their blessings. Other than reciting sutras, releasing fish and making vows, I opted for Chinese traditional medication & my condition improved. After returning from the Hong Kong Dharma convention in 2016, I completed the 1,000 Little Houses that I had vowed to offer.
When I went back to the hospital for a check-up in August, the result of the medical examination showed all the indexes were back to normal. The doctor was astonished, saying it was a miracle. I am fortunate to have heard the Dharma and met Master Lu. By practicing the 3 Golden Buddhist Practices and with the blessings of Guan Yin Bodhisattva & Master Lu, I have been given a new lease of life. I will follow in the footsteps of Master Lu diligently to practice Buddhism and cultivate in order to attain enlightenment in one lifetime. I will never regress.
That’s all for my sharing for today. Should there be anything inappropriate in my sharing. I ask for forgiveness from Guan Yin Bodhisattva, Dharma Protectors, Master Lu & fellow practitioners. I would bear my own karmic consequences without implicating Master Lu & my fellow practitioners.