The moment she fell to the ground when she was 8 months pregnant
Author: Shou Yue Liang http://blog.sina.com.cn/purifiedland
Editor: This blog records the Buddhism cultivating experiences of a common layman. We appreciate if you believe these experiences are true. Please just treat these experiences as fantasy stories if you choose not to believe. And take good care of your three karmas – action, speech and mind. )
A favorable bond has been formed between Bodhisattva Guan Yin and our family for almost twenty years. During this period, the connection with Bodhisattva Guan Yin has been incredible and unimaginable. So please allow me to share some of our stories here with you.
A portrait of Bodhisattva Guan Yin was invited to our home when my wife was pregnant. At that time, it was mainly for my mother. My mother had been a Buddhist; and she worshiped portrait of Bodhisattva Guan Yin daily by burning incenses and praying to the Bodhisattva at her own house. As my mother was moving to our house temporarily looking after my child, I wanted her to be able to continue her regular praying routine at our place. So I went bought (invited) a printed picture of Bodhisattva Guan Yin with thousands of hands and thousands of eyes from a Buddhist temple. The image of Bodhisattva Guan Yin in this picture was a version from Guang Hua Temple in Fu Jian province. I also bought an incense burner. These two Buddhist instruments have been used in our home till this day. When the portrait first got to our place, I simply hung it by nailed it to the wall with pushpins. Directly pining a wooden broad into the wall that became a holder for the incense burner. It was that easily equipped, but Bodhisattva Guan Yin has never been displeased. We have never done any Buddhist rituals to enlighten the portrait, as I had no knowledge of Buddhism back then.
1. Falling to the ground when she was 8 months pregnant
My wife rides on her scooter commute every day. At that time, there had been tons of holes dug up on the main route to home due to road repair. Consequently the road had become very bumpy and rough. One day, when my wife was about eight-month pregnant, she rode on this uneven road. She was trying to drive through a rough area where cement pavement was on one side of her, and a hole deeper than 20 centimeters was on the other side. Suddenly, the scooter slipped along the cement pavement, and she fell heavily to the ground. Although she did not drive that fast, she was eight-month pregnant after all.
I was quite concerned when she told me this after she getting home. I asked if she was O.K.; she said she was fine.
My wife said she could see the baby she was carrying when the accident happened. Hence I started to help her to strengthen her power. I asked her to see what were on the other side of the wall, specifically what was on the top of the television in the living room. My wife took a look and told me there was a towel. She also mentioned some other things there. I ran over there and checked it out: she was correct. Under this inspiration, I then asked my wife to see if Bodhisattva Guan Yin was at the scene of the accident. My wife had no idea how to do it. She asked, “How do I see?” I said, “Recall the accident and then check if there was anything next to you?” She gave it a little thought and said, “I saw Bodhisattva Guan Yin was helping me up.” This gave me enormous amount of encouragement and confidence.
2. Flying out of her scooter
When my wife rides scooter, it is usually quite fast. The year before last, one day she rode her scooter to work. When she got on the main road, the heavy traffic shifted abruptly and there was a situation; as my wife slammed on the break, she immediately flew out of the scooter and landed on the ground. Pedestrians who saw this all thought that she would get injured. She herself also assumed the same. All of a sudden, Bodhisattva Guan Yin showed up in front of her and said, “ Get up and go! Hurry up!” My wife then got up from the ground, dusted her clothes off and realized there was nothing wrong with her. Then she got back on the scooter and left. The eyewitnesses were completely shocked and confused. My wife later commented that if that were someone else flew out of the scooter and landed on the ground, he or she would have guaranteed injuries plus a hospital stay.
3. A rear-end collisions
About two or three years ago, my wife came home and told me what had happened to her earlier in the day. Riding scooter to work, she got stuck behind a car in the heavy traffic. In the rear-view mirror, she suddenly saw a bus lost control and rapidly coming towards her. And she could not move out of its way fast enough. As she frighteningly predicted the impending crash plus her own injures, miracle appeared. A sudden cease of the bus, due to a quick slam on the break, it stopped just right behind her. Been so horrified, my wife broke out in a cold sweat. I did not ask if Bodhisattva Guan Yin was secretly protecting her once again, but I could tell it was alarmingly dangerous.
4. Bodhisattva Guan Yin’s protection at Putuo Mountain
Approximately three yeas ago, my wife and a few friends went to Putuo Mountain worshiping Bodhisattva Guan Yin for her second time. My wife has always been a very devout believer. She had decided to perform one Kowtow every three steps as she hiking up to the top of Fo Ding Mountain. At two or three o’clock in the morning, my wife started her journey from Fa Yu Temple at the bottom of Fo Ding Mountain. She did one Kowtow on every third step approaching the mountaintop. Because it was very early in the morning, there was not a single person around. Without knowing how long it took her, my wife finally arrived at the top of the mountain and by then it was still before dawn. An older lady who had worshiped Bodhisattva Guan Yin over night, walked out of the temple greeted my wife and praised on how sincerely and earnestly my wife was. The old lady said to my wife, “there is a Bodhisattva Guan Yin right on top of your head.” My wife did not respond her regarding this topic. My wife later gave me the update on it that she did ask Bodhisattva Guan Yin why showing up on top of her head. Bodhisattva Guan Yin said, “ I was concerned about your safety when you came out Kowtow and worship me at two o’clock in the morning. So I followed you all the way.”
5. Bodhisattva Guan Yin offering help on ferrying across the sea
At the beginning of 2008, my wife went with a group of friends to the islands of Putuo Mountain worshiping Bodhisattva Guan Yin. When they arrived at Pier ShenJiaMen at around 8 o’clock in the morning, the ferries were canceled due to the heavy fog. By 10am, the visibility still had no improvements. The group wanted to return home because of the concern of they may not have enough time to worship if they could not cross the sea in time. Next thing they knew, a lady stepped out of the bus and came to the terminal; she put her palms together in front of her chest and started to chant something. My wife asked her what she was chanting? The lady said it was the Great Compassion Mantra. Soon after this lady finished chanting the Mantra twenty-one times, miracle happened. The thick fog started to scatter while the visibility continued to improve. Simultaneously, the speakers at the pier announced the resumption of the ferry services and asked the passengers to please line up. Thousands of believers were then able to visit and worship Bodhisattva Guan Yin on the islands of Putuo Mountain.
Namo Sakyamuni Buddha
Namo Amitabha Buddha
Namo Bodhisattva Guan Yin
Namo all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the three periods of time from ten directions
May the merit and virtue accrued here
Equally be upon all
May every sentient being and I
All achieve Buddhahood
Written by Shou Yue Liang
First published on September 10, 2010
Translated by The Spiritual Realm Stories translating group on
March 5th, 2017