Inspiration of Great Compassion

Yutang Lin

How to celebrate dear mom's sixtieth birthday?
The filial daughter copied the mantra as prayer.
Great Compassion Mantra repeated sixty times;
Guan Yin and Wei Tuo appeared to encourage.


A Buddhist friend, Upasika Xu, in order to celebrate her mother's coming sixtieth birthday, pledged to Buddha that she would write the "Great Compassion Mantra" sixty times so as to pray for her mother's karmic hindrances to be extinguished and life lengthened. Her ardent sincerity did win over auspicious responses. During the night that came right after she finished copying the mantra for sixty times, she saw in a dream a very bright Guan Yin wearing a garment of many colors stood in the air, then she saw Bodhisattva Wei Tuo, exactly the same as the one posted at Yogi Chen's homepage, appeared in the air. Such auspicious appearances are very rare; therefore, I especially record it here. May this record indicate the direction to apply one's efforts to filial sons and daughters as to how to celebrate their parents' birthdays.

Written in Chinese on March 9, 2003
Translated on March 12, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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