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Appendix: The Perfect Bliss of Hevajra: There is Neither Creation Nor Destruction

By on 02/24/2017

(Book 223 Stories of Supreme Spiritual Responses《無上殊勝的感應》「2012年9月9日彩虹雷藏寺開示」)

(A dharma discourse given by His Holiness Living Buddha Lian-sheng on September 9, 2012 at Rainbow Temple, North Bend, Washington, U.S.A.)
Translated by Janny Chow
A US Daden Culture Publication

(continued from pg A7 , TBN issue # 1148)
  Also, the Guizhou and Yunnan areas in mainland China have had many earthquakes. Taiwan is halfway between Japan and the Philippines, and I hope any earthquakes striking there will be of a smaller scale. It is best if no earthquakes strike at all. Because I was born in Taiwan, I hope the earthquake will be of a smaller scale. My wish may be contrary to the will of Heaven, so what do I do? The recent earthquakes were above six or seven on the Richter scale. So let us hope that they remain under six, let’s say five point nine! Let’s also hope that we will be free from all disasters. Because this is the year of Water Dragon, disasters of earth, water, fire, and wind are all here. Wind disasters include typhoons, fire disasters include droughts, water disasters are floods, and earth disasters are earthquakes. Do we have hot weather this year? Extreme heat is fire; typhoons and floods are everywhere in mainland China. There are major earthquakes around the world. We hope the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas will bless us and dissipate all disasters. [audience applause]
  Sometimes I cannot brag that I have great powers. I have attained yogic union with my Personal Deity, and I have power to control earth, water, fire, and wind. But I dare not brag about them. Why? This is the problem. The television in my house is often broken. I do not know if there are typhoons or disasters happening in the world. I often ask others, “Is there any special news?” Whenever I learn of a typhoon, I go home and practice a sadhana. Recently there was a super typhoon travelling from the Philippines to Taiwan through the Bashi Channel, so I prayed to the Water Goddess of China, the Heavenly Holy Mother [Mazu], to eradicate the disaster. It was originally a thundering and ferocious typhoon that would have affected all of Taiwan. After we conducted a fire offering, the typhoon petered out as it swept across Taiwan. Perhaps I am boasting or perhaps this is only a coincidence.
  Little John and Little Ming were walking home together after school under an umbrella. They were boasting about how smart their fathers were. Little Ming said, “Today when I left the house, it was bright and sunny. My dad took a look at the sky and asked me to bring the umbrella. He said it would rain. See, it indeed started raining. My dad predicts like a prophet!” Little John said, “When I left the house this morning, my dad also took a look at the sky. He told me there was no need to bring an umbrella, because Little Ming will let you share his on your way home.”  We indeed can predict like a prophet!
  Starting next Monday, at 4:30 p.m., I will provide consultation for any important matters.
(to be continued)

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