13. A Rising Lotus from the Fire
|Translated by TBTTs
Translator: DJ Chang
English Proficiency Editor: Henry Wolf
At 3:00pm, Feb. 22, 2014, Saturday, an Amoghapasa Homa Ceremony was held at Taiwan Lei Tsang Temple and while the ceremony was in progress...
A grey shadow prostrated in front of my dharma seat.
I softly inquired:
''Who are you?''
I was surprised. Didn't Gao Lingfeng just die a short time ago? He was a Taiwanese singer.
''How did you get here?''
''The Golden Mother of the Jade Pond of Ci Hui Chapter brought me here.''
I looked up to the sky.
The Golden Mother of the Jade Pond was nodding and smiling at me.
''What can I do for you?'' I asked Gao Lingfeng.
The Golden Mother told me that ''Fortuitously, Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu is performing a homa today at Taiwan Lei Tsang Temple. I will take you there. You can pray to Grand Master Lu to guide and deliver you to a pure land.''
I nodded and understood completely.
I invoked the ''Fire God of Heaven'' to lead Gao Lingfeng into the fierce fire. Instantly, Gao Lingfeng was burned into black karmic wind by the true Samadhi fire and drifted away.
His primordial spirit was purified and illuminating.
A lotus flower rose gradually above the fire.
Right at this moment, three-faced and four-armed Amoghapasa appeared at front ready to deliver equally.
She then delivered the singer Gao Lingfeng and the rest of the spiritual beings to the Western Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss.
On this one day I saw Golden Mother of the Jade Pond (Divine Mother), the ''God of Fire Heaven,'' and Amoghapasa. I was very happy that Gao Lingfeng was able to escape suffering and attain happiness.
According to my knowledge, in his lifetime
Gao Lingfeng committed many sins of ''affection indulgence'' and he also had gambling karma. His karmic obstacles were not light. Fortunately he had deep faith in Golden Mother of the Jade Pond. If he hadn't had any faith, he would have been reborn as a female in his next life to pay off all those ''affection indulgence'' related karmic debts.
He was fortunate that Golden Mother of the Jade Pond brought him to me.
His karmic obstacles were burned out by the Samadhi fire and transformed into a large, pure, red lotus flower. Thereafter he was delivered to a pure and blissful Buddhist land.
Frankly, I had never met Gao Lingfeng in my entire life. He was not my disciple. It was just that he had strong faith in the Golden Mother of the Jade Pond of Ci Hui Chapter and Golden Mother is my personal deity with whom I have attained spiritual union.
It was due to this affinity that he was delivered equally. This is really an incredible story!
Dear sacred disciples,
One who has completely attained the development stage is almost able to meet the principal deity face to face.
However, it is not yet perfect. The practitioner needs to continue to practice the completion stage, recognize his primordial mind, realize his buddha nature, and reach buddhahood.
All these require faith. Without faith, nothing can succeed.
Gao Lingfeng had faith in Golden Mother of the Jade Pond.
This is the key to his deliverance!
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