|His Holiness Living Buddha Lian-sheng's series
of dissertations on the "Ksitigarbha Sutra" had concluded
by June 1996. This was followed by an enthusiastic rush to sponsor
the sculpturing of the Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva's images. Thousand
images were completed by end of December, awaiting to be distributed
for popular worship.
During a Dharma-practise session held on the 21st of December(which
coincidentally was one on the Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Deity
yoga), senior Zhao from Taiwan saw the Grand Master entering
into the image of the Bodhisattva, that was positioned on
the Altar. Subsequently, Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva also entered
and merged with the Grand Master. These vision was repeated
five times within ten seconds, and was witnessed by senior
Zhao with his open eyes.
After the practise, senior Zhao obtained permission from
to disclose his vision to those who were present.
The Grand Master, having heard what senior Zhao had said,
encouraged him to practise the Dharma diligently, as he had
profound affinity with the Deities.
The Grand Master then told the audience about His initial
vow to honour the Jade Pond Golden Mother (the Supreme Taoist
Deity), Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (the Lord of Earth) and the
Amitabha Buddha (King of the Buddhas) as His Personal Deities;
to worship and constantly remembering Them for life. The Grand
Master hoped that after He had entered into Nirvana, He could
have three manifestation bodies, so that he could follow and
assist these Deities.
Grand Master said, "When I first set forth to propagate
the Dharma, I've
encountered many slandering. But even if threatened with forceful
oppositions, I had remained unwavering in My conviction of
the Truth....True Buddha disciples of today, having experienced
wonderful miracles from the Grand Master, should also possess
the same deep-rooted and immovable conviction towards the
These beneficial words from His Holiness, were respectfully
heeded by the audience who were now filled with Dharma bliss.