Inspirational Record of the Holy Name of Guan Yin
On January 29 in the same year (second day in Chinese New Year), my father vomited severely after he had eaten some wild plants by mistake; the stuff he threw up was mixed with fresh blood, a scary scene indeed. However, since it was during New Year holidays, the hospital provided only emergency treatment and simple medication. Though he stopped vomiting blood, the treatment could not effectively relieve his abdominal pain. The pain lasted throughout the day and my father was worried, but he could only wait until the public holiday was over for a detailed examination to clarify his internal situation. In the night of February 1, he could not fall asleep in bed, so he concentrated on chanting the holy name of Guan Yin. When he gradually fell asleep with much difficulty, he dreamed of a person that came with some food for him to eat, then that person told my father, "You are already cured!" My father woke up immediately and indeed the abdominal discomfort disappeared completely. He woke my mother up to tell her about the dream and his condition, and right away fell sound asleep. The day after, when he went to the hospital for a proper treatment, the doctor said there were nothing serious other than a minor gastritis.
Religious belief can pacify people's mind. The name of Bodhisattva Guan Shi Yin is especially well known to people in the world. Nevertheless, the compassionate vows of this Bodhisattva are so vast that, besides providing faith and comfort, He would relieve sufferings from illnesses and urgent calamities. Without any direct experience, it would be difficult for modern-day people who have deep-seated trust in medical technology to believe in such supernatural possibilities. Our family is so fortunate to have been cared and protected by the Bodhisattva, hence we recorded it with the hope that more people will experience the wondrous Dharma of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
These few times when my parents' illnesses turned critical, we were blessed by repeated prayers of Dr. Yutang Lin in USA, and consequently our family could eventually walk out of the clouds of misery. Here we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Lin.
Upasaka Zeng lives a simple life and is devoted to chanting Amitabha, meditation and recitation of the Diamond Sutra. He is also keen on services to the Buddha Dharma and mailing out Buddhist books and images for free. Therefore, at the juncture of grave emergency, it is easier for him to inspire special blessings from the Bodhisattva.
May all that have read this record will increase their faith in Buddha and the Dharma and hence would practice diligently.
Translated by Stanley Lam
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