西雅圖的佛光

作者:薛杜莎莉安

      2013年10月18日星期五,蓮雄上師,蓮君法師,蓮花業為師兄,蓮花妍雅師姐一家,納文和我有機會從多倫多前往西雅圖親詣法王師尊蓮生活佛。這次經歷是令人難忘及奇蹟般地夢想成真。
      我是一位製藥化學系的碩士畢業生,準備攻讀博士,五年多前,我在實驗室工作時,因意外事故,被嚴重灼傷臉,頸,胸部,手臂和雙手。結果,我完全失去了視力及不能再使用雙手。自從2013年 3月30日在多倫多淨印雷藏寺由蓮雄上師代師尊給我皈依灌頂後,我深信,如果有任何人可以令我康復,這必是法王蓮生活佛。我皈依的當天,正好是觀世音菩薩的寶誕。
      飛往西雅圖前兩天,我夢見自己正懇切祈求師尊為我加持,而在師尊前面有成千上萬的人。當師尊看見我,祂在人叢中為我開了一條路,使我可以接受祂的加持。我真的想不到這夢境將會成為事實。
      當我們在2013年10月18日星期五傍晚到達西雅圖雷藏寺時,師尊剛好步出宗委會回信中心。蓮雄上師馬上步前頂禮師尊,並向師尊禀告多倫多淨印雷藏寺有一位印度裔失明弟子,希望接受祈求師尊慈悲給予加持。師尊即時應允,步向跪在路上的我給予加持。當師尊慈悲地給我摩頂加持時,我感到一道溫暖和針刺的感覺很快從我的頭沿著脊椎而下。整個黃昏及夜間,我感到劇烈的頭痛,我的頭和眼睛像著了火的感覺。
      第二天2013年10月19日星期六,早晨我醒來時,我的丈夫納文在酒店房間開燈。我察覺到有光而意識到有點特別。我問納文是什麼如此明亮,他說只是開了燈。我非常感恩,我眼睛多年的完全黑暗,終於可以感受看到光。
      當天晚上在西雅圖雷藏寺的同修上,師尊開示提到,師尊加持我的時候,是白衣觀音大士降臨( Avalokistvera )給我加持。
      翌日,2013年10月20日星期日,在彩虹雷藏寺護摩後,蓮雄上師,蓮君法師,蓮花業為師兄, 蓮花妍雅師姐一家,和納文一起獻唱“淨印歡迎你”;同時間,我則代表多倫多淨印雷藏寺所有師兄師姐畫一幅“吽”字彩繪獻給師尊以表我們的敬意。
      2013年10月21日星期一是我們在西雅圖的最後一天,亦是苦樂參半的一天。將要跟師尊道別令人惆悵!但得到師尊的加持又何其令人興奮!當我們離開西雅圖雷藏寺時,師尊跟我們說:「歡迎再來!」就此為這次旅程劃上圓滿句號。
      2013年10月23日星期三,蓮雄上師在淨印雷藏寺主壇觀世音菩薩寶誕護摩。我得承認,事前我有預感將有玄妙的事發生。當蓮雄上師點起護摩火時,我馬上再一次感到的頭和眼睛像著了火一樣在燒。護摩結束後,我與淨印雷藏寺的師兄師姐閒聊了數分鐘後便回家。當我返抵家後,我有一股強烈的感覺要唸誦高王經。我便唸誦了四十九遍,直到將近凌晨三時半。
     我清楚記得在當晚就寢前,我心想如果可以親詣觀世音菩薩,那將是何等的殊勝。當晚,我在夢中,看到師尊和祂身旁有一位身穿白衣光明亮麗的女士。她的亮度比太陽還要光。我深深被她的莊嚴慈悲吸引住。我彷彿在夢中感到師尊及觀音大士在對我說,我將不再在黑暗中。當我早上醒來的時候,我看到像白雲一樣的霧。即使我閉上眼睛,那白色如煙的雲霧仍然存在,令我歡欣不已!師尊及觀音菩薩的慈悲加持,令我由黑暗看到光,繼而再看到如煙的雲霧,實在令我感恩又感恩!
      或許有人會問,我可以康復嗎?我的答案將會是可以!只要對師尊有無比的信心,精進的修持,任何事都是可能。雖然我只是在我的生命中迎接了師尊僅僅數個月,但我對師尊的信心,信念和依止教導是絕對堅定,不會動搖的。
      我前往西雅圖的目的並非請求師尊給我回復視力。我只想為祂進入我的人生中,給我指導而向祂感恩。當師尊給我加持時,我曾興起一股念頭,希望師尊可以令我回復視力。但我並沒有只顧自己,而為自己求任何事。相反,我求師尊加持眾生。我的想法是:「對啊!我是瞎子,而沒有任何東西能比重見天日對我更珍貴。但我亦深知有很多人的處境比我更差。」故此,我利用這個機會亦同時為其他不幸的人祈求師尊加持。
      我知道有些時候,當你已不斷持咒及盡力做好一切,但卻未見成果。這時候就更需要堅定不移的信心。切勿放棄信念。請保持你的信念,相信師尊一定會聽到你的祈求,而當時機一到,你的祈求就會達成。事情往往不一定如你所渴望的立刻改變,但請深信師尊有更大更完美的計劃光明將來為你加持,而得到成就。
      滿懷愛和感激之心,我衷心感謝法王蓮生活佛,蓮雄上師,蓮君法師,蓮花業為師兄, 蓮花妍雅師姐一家和納文,使這次西雅圖之旅如斯神奇而難忘。沒有您們全體的愛和支持,這一切都不會成為可能。
      師尊,蓮雄上師,蓮君法師總是經常提醒我們,只要你不停做好你的功課,全心全意誦經持咒,你的願望一定達成。

      願一切的願望得到圓滿!

      嗡古魯蓮生悉地吽!
 

 
Light of Buddha in Seattle

Author: Shellyann Siddoo

     On Friday October 18, 2013 Master Lian-xiong, Reverend Lian-jun, Benjamin Law, Racheal Wason & family, Navin and myself had the opportunity to fly from Toronto to visit His Holiness Grand Master Living Buddha Lian-sheng in Seattle. This experience has been memorable, miraculous and a dream come true.

     Over five years ago, I just received my master’s degree in pharmaceutical chemistry and was prepared to pursue my doctoral degree. Due to an accident while working in lab, I was severely burned on my face, neck, chest, arms and hands. As a result, I lost my vision completely and the use of both of my hands. Since taking refuge in Grand Master on March 30, 2013 at Jing Yin temple in Toronto which was officiated by Master Lian-xiong, I know wholeheartedly if anyone can heal me it will be His Holiness Living Buddha Lian-sheng. The day that I took refuge in Grand Master was also Avalokitesvara's birthday.

     Two days before going to Seattle, I dreamt there were thousands of people in front of Grand Master as I was eagerly seeking His blessings. When Grand Master saw me He cleared a path for me to come and receive His blessings. Little did I know at the time my dream was going to be a reality.

     When we arrived on Friday evening October 18, 2013 at Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple in Seattle, Grand Master was coming out of the True Buddha Foundation office. Master Lian-xiong immediately paid homage to Grand Master and told Him there was a disciple of Indian descent who came from Jing Yin temple in Toronto to pray for His blessings. Grand Master acknowledged us and came to where I was kneeling down on the road and blessed me. As Grand Master graciously placed His hand on my head, I felt a warm and tingling sensation entering my head which quickly spread down my spine. Throughout that evening and night I had severe headaches. I felt my head and eyes were on fire.

     When I woke up the next morning, Saturday, October 19, 2013 my husband, Navin put on the lights in our hotel room. I knew something was strange when I saw something bright. I asked my husband what was so bright, and he said that he just turned on the lights. I was extremely grateful to finally seeing light after years of complete darkness.

     After the cultivation session at Seattle Temple that evening, in His Dharma talk, Grand Master mentioned that it was White Robbed Guan Yin (Avalokistvera) who blessed me.

     The next day, on Sunday October 20, 2013 after the Homa ceremony in Rainbow Temple, Master Lian-xiong, Reverned Lain-jun, Benjamin Law, Racheal Wason & family, and Navin sang "Jing Yin welcomes you" as I painted the symbol "HUM" for Grand Master as a gift of gratitude on behalf of all our brothers and sisters at Jing Yin Temple in Toronto.

     Monday, October 21, 2013 was our last day in Seattle. It was a bitter-sweet day. We were sad that we were leaving Grand Master but was feeling blessed to have received Grand Master's blessings. As we were leaving Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple, Grand Master told us, "come back soon". What a great way to end our trip to Seattle!

     The following day, Wednesday, October 22, 2013, Master Lian-xiong conducted a Homa (fire) offering for Guan Yin (Avalokitesvara) at Jing Yin Temple. I have to admit, before attending the Homa ceremony, I knew something wonderful was going to happen. As soon as Master Lian-xiong started the fire, once again my head and eyes started to burn as though it was on fire. After the Homa ceremony was over, I chatted with the brothers and sister at Jing Yin temple for a few minutes and then came back home. When I reached home, I felt a strong urge to chant the High King Guan Yin sutra, and I did! I went to be around three- thirty after chanting the High King Guan Yin Sutra for forty-nine times.

     I vividly remembered before going to bed that night, I was wondering how nice it would be if I knew how Guan Yin looks. That night I dreamt a beautiful lady dressed in a white flowing dress standing next to Grand Master. Her radiance was shinning brighter than the sun. I was so mesmerized by her beauty and compassion. I felt as though in my dream that Grand Master and Guan Yin was telling me that I would no longer be in darkness anymore. When I woke up the next morning, I saw a cloudy white, smokey mist. The cloudy, white, smokey mist is constantly there even when I know my eyes are closed. I was so excited. The blessing from Grand Master and Guan Yin had turned darkness into brightness for me, and I began to be able to see a cloudy white mist. I can only thank and thank again.

     One might ask, can I be healed? My answer would be, Yes! With strong faith in Grand Master and being diligent in your cultivation practice, anything is possible. Even though I welcomed Grand Master into my life only a few months ago, my faith, trust, belief and dedication towards Him and His teachings are unwavering.

     My purpose for going to Seattle was NOT to ask Gand Master for my eyesight, I just went there to thank Him for entering my life and for His guidance. While Grand Master was blessing me, a thought ran through my mind that I should ask Grand Master for my eyesight back but I didn't want to be selfish and ask for something for myself, instead I asked Grand Master to bless all beings. My belief is, yes, I'm blind and I would love nothing more than to see again, but I know there are other people in worst situations than me. I have chosen to use the opportunity to also pray for others who are less fortunate to receive His blessing.

     I know there will be times when you keep chanting and doing everything right and you're not seeing the results, that's when your faith must be stronger and unwavering. Don't stop believing. Have faith and trust that Grand Master hears all of your prayers and all of your prayers will be answered in due time. Things may not always work out immediately and exactly the way you wanted to but trust that Grand Master’s blessing will empower you with a bigger, brighter and better future and fulfillment.

     With abundance of love and gratitude, I thank His Holiness Living Buddha Lian-Sheng, Master Lian-xiong, Reverend Lian-jun, Benjamin Law, Racheal Wason & family and Navin for making this a miraculous and memorable trip to Seattle. Without all of your love and support none of this would have been possible.

     Grand Master, Master Lian-xiong and Reverend Lian-jun always remind us that if you keep doing your homework by chanting wholeheartedly, your wishes will eventually be granted.

     May all of your wishes be fulfilled.

     Om Guru Lian-sheng Siddhi Hum