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Offline TenzinTamdrin

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The Protective Power of Kuan Yin
« on: January 15, 2013, 08:19:49 pm »
I love ghost stories and read a lot of them especially online and I came across this blog post and found it to be particularly inspiring which I thought of sharing here so it inspires our Kuan Yin believers. I don't really pray to Kuan Yin but I am a Buddhist. I pray to Manjushri a lot though as I feel I am not very bright. (hehe!) Anyway, here's this incredible story:-

This is a true experience of a reader who sent in from United Kingdom:

I had just bought a new house in the UK and everyday at about 12 lunchtime there was always a cigarette smell in the kitchen. I do not smoke and I lived in the house alone.

Because I have had a NDE previously I am not scared by anything so I thought “no problems, if u died in the house before I bought it , it is OK. You can stay here BUT do not bother me ! ”.

Unfortunately “it” had other ideas. Twice at night the TV was turned off WHILE I was watching it.

After being there for about a week something else REALLY STRANGE happened. In the morning I was sitting on the toilet in the bathroom at the top of the stairs when VERY LOUD footsteps came up the stairs to right infront of me as I was sitting on the toilet with the bathroom door open. (The bathroom was directly at the top of the stairs).

I am a very strong person so I instinctively said “Go away !” in words that are far too rude to mention here. Actually I used the “f” word.

I was already a lay Buddhist so I decided to sort the problem out right away. I decided to face ” it ” head on.

That night as soon as it was dark, I turned all the lights off in my house, surrounded myself in white light (Guan Yin Pusa), asked for her to protect me and then I talked to it …..

Over and over for hours until the morning I sat on a chair meditating and repeating over and over the following message to it …

“You do not scare me, nothing in this world scares me. You are dead, it is my home now and you must leave NOW! If you do not go RIGHT NOW this white light will BURN YOU and make you leave. I do not want to hurt you.”

Please understand I am NOT a monk, nothing special; but since my NDE experience in a Helicopter crash I have changed and feel a power inside me that cannot be broken by ANYTHING.

The next day the house felt “warm”, and for 2 days there was a nice perfume smell in the whole house.

AND YES! NO MORE footsteps on the stairs, NO MORE cigarette smell in the kitchen and NO MORE TV turning off for no reason while I am watching it.

I should mention that I was experienced at this “protective procedure” as I have had many many similar experiences at Temples I stayed at in China since my NDE ..

Also, I have seen many ghosts in my life but this was definitely the rudest! HONESTLY! Can’t a guy have some privacy when he is on the toilet in the morning!

Ghosts have no manners at all!

Love and Peace,

John x.
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Re: The Protective Power of Kuan Yin
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 01:49:35 pm »
There's a lovely book called "Bodhisattva of Compassion: Mystical Tradition of Kuan Yin", by Blofeld. It has many truly beautiful stories about her. I recommend it heartily for those people attracted to Kuan Yin.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2013, 02:04:56 pm by santamonicacj »
Warning: I'm enough of a fundamentalist Tibet style Buddhist to believe that for the last 1,000 years Tibet has produced a handful of enlightened masters in every generation. I do not ask that YOU believe it, but it will greatly simplify conversations if you understand that about me. Thanks.

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Re: The Protective Power of Kuan Yin
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 05:56:56 pm »
That's a nice story. Thanks for sharing.   ;D

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Re: The Protective Power of Kuan Yin
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 08:29:37 pm »
Thanks Tenzin for sharing the story.

Thanks cj for the book referral.

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Re: The Protective Power of Kuan Yin
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 10:57:08 am »
Here's a beautiful statue of 1000-armed Kuan Yin that a student had offered to my Lama. Although he's Tibetan master but he's very fond of Chinese Kuan Yins and here's an account of that offering...

A few days ago, a few students and I went to Viva Home for a shopping trip. I was browsing around a few Oriental shops and came across a few nice items… In one of the shops, they had this beautiful 1000-arm Avaloketishvara (also known as Kuan Yin or Chenrezig) statue. I fell in love with Him on sight!

Today, I asked Andrew to arrange for Avalokiteshvara to be invited back. I love Avalokiteshvara… I used to do tens of thousands of His mantras when I was around 11-12 years old in Turkey Swamp, back in New Jersey and at home. I used to visualize Him at the center of the lake arising with head looking down and slowly looking up at me blazing with the brilliance of the sun, sitting on a lotus calmly and I would hold this visualization as clear as I can while I recited His mantra. I would chant Om Mani Padme Hung and “call” out to Him, reciting His mantra furiously and pray to be in communion with Him. I prayed to acquire His qualities as Avalokiteshvara always prays to be born in the lowest hells and the most horrible situations to be of benefit to the denizens of those realms. He is willing to endure the most difficult situations in order to benefit others. This quality in Avalokiteshvara touched me deeply and brought me to tears many times. I was enamoured to Him till now because of this and prayed for the same thing.

The mantra “Om Mani Padme Hung” was the first mantra I ever learnt. My maternal grandmother, Queen Dechen, taught me how to recite Avalokiteshvara’s holy mantra… I still do His mantra as part of my daily sadhana daily without missing it ever. She told me it is very important to recite this always and not to forget the mantra. I am grateful to my grandma for teaching me.

Do take a look at the pictures below…THIS FORM OF AVALOKITESHVARA is made so beautiful..?? He arrived and we escorted Him to my residence and set up and had a mini puja/prayers with a small group that had come for a meeting with me.

I am so happy to have this holy and beautiful image of 1,000 armed Avalokiteshvar made in the Chinese Buddhist style.

Tsem Rinpoche

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Re: The Protective Power of Kuan Yin
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 05:17:59 am »
I just love Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's blog. He's so funny and full of life. I first saw him on some very old youtube videos. I just loved his teaching through humor style. I used to think all monks were dour and serious, but there are so many different kinds of people and dharma doors, and his unique style really resonates with a lot of people. He's awesome   :D


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