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。
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