Master Ching Hai, I can find no words to express my gratitude to You.
Your compassion and love have always been with me. When I was initiated
on May 23, 1993, my life began anew and I have since lived each day
in the bliss of Your love. The following is an account of the wondrous
events that You brought about before and during my husband's passing
from the world. All I can do to repay You for Your kindness and grace
is to diligently meditate and offer You my wholehearted devotion.
in 1994, my husband told me, "You have such a good Master and method
of practice that I should have joined your group long ago," and
from then on he longed for initiation. Just around that time, a medical
check-up he received at his plant diagnosed him with terminal cirrhosis
(fibrosis of the liver), and very soon his belly became bloated like
a balloon. Strangely, however, he felt no pain and did not appear frightened
as a dying man might. His longing for initiation did not diminish either.
when I was about to leave for a group meditation session several miles
from our home, my husband insisted on giving me a ride there on his
bicycle. But I was worried about his condition and declined the offer.
"How happy you must feel to be able to attend group meditation!
I'm not qualified to participate as I'm not yet initiated," he
said. "Let me take you there on my bike so I can have a look at
the place. That at least will give me some comfort. Some day I'll also
attend group meditation!" He thus persuaded me to let him ride
me to the meditation venue despite his swollen belly. When we arrived
at our destination, my husband was very happy, saying, "I hope
that I'll be able to attend the next group meditation session,"
and then he joyfully returned home. If it had not been for Master's
grace, his condition alone could have cost him his life, not to mention
giving me a ride on his bike!
1994, my husband was finally notified of his upcoming initiation. I
then prepared some medicine and food for him, and he traveled alone
by train to receive the initiation in another city. On his return, he
was filled with bliss and said, "Master has been taking care of
me. I didn't have to use the medicine at all, nor did I feel hungry.
I felt very light and practically flew back as if I had no feet."
Not long after, his swollen abdomen diminished in size and he looked
just like a healthy person again. It was extremely touching for me to
witness my husband's wonderful transformation! He soon quit his job
and stayed home to meditate sincerely.
day in 1998 my husband said, "We're so lucky to be practicing the
Quan Yin Method; otherwise I really don't see any reason to stay alive
in my condition! Our son is still young and his education will cost
a fortune. Now the whole family depends on you alone. Instead of giving
you any help, I've become a burden. I think I should go to be with Master.
You can go on living with our son and Master will look after the two
of you." Thus he expressed a forewarning about his imminent departure
from the world.
before my husband's death, his physical condition began to decline,
and six days after that the situation became urgent. So I hurriedly
invited three fellow-initiate sisters to come and meditate for him for
a whole day and night, and at daybreak his health began to improve.
Then after some discussion, we called the local hospital to send an
ambulance for him, and as soon as we boarded the vehicle, even before
it began to leave for the hospital, my husband raised his head and exclaimed,
"Look, how bright It is! Why don't you look?"
these words all the way to the hospital, and after he was placed in
a ward for seriously ill patients, an even more surprising wonder occurred.
While the people in other parts of the building had to wear thick, warm
clothes because of the cold, my husband's ward became like another world
where it was very warm and cozy. Then my husband said, "Master's
eternal Light is brighter than thousands of suns. Why don't you see
It?" At that point, Master's power was manifesting so strongly
that everyone's face glowed with Her infinite Light! All the people
in the ward said they felt extremely comfortable as many were wearing
only T-shirts or other thin clothing, and some men even happily stripped
themselves to the waist!
miraculous events transpired! Through Master's omnipotent blessing,
all the seriously ill patients in my husband's ward recovered from their
ailments and were soon discharged from the hospital. Everyone was amazed
beyond words! Also, in the seventy-two hours before my husband's death,
the Sound of beautiful, solemn Buddhist chanting many times more melodious
and resonant than a tape recording filled the ward. And incredibly,
only the initiated practitioners present could hear it! I was moved
to tears by these wonders, which made us all intensely miss Master and
long for the Buddha Land.
my husband asked me to quickly buy some flowers I said, "You're
a very thrifty person and never buy flowers. Why do you want me to buy
them now? It's the Chinese New Year so they're very expensive!"
And he replied, "Master has been emitting Light on me twenty-four
hours a day without leaving for a single moment. Please go quickly and
buy flowers to offer Her, however expensive they are!"
a sister bought the flowers for me, I asked my husband if Master's Light
transformation body had appeared to him. The image that he saw must
have been so real that he said Master's physical body had come and told
him, "You thought you had no Light or Sound, but actually you have
both!" And he added, "I've been initiated for three years,
but only now do I understand that what I've been seeing and hearing
in meditation are the Light and Sound. I didn't realize that before!"
Then, on the eighth day of the 1998 Lunar New Year holiday, my beloved
spouse followed Master's spiritual manifestation form and passed away
while gazing at the fresh flowers near his bed with tremendous joy.
Master, for Your supreme grace! May all sentient beings soon become
enlightened and follow You back Home!