Zeng Zuokang, a retired teacher living in Taiwan, found a beautiful statue
of the Buddha in a furniture auction store in 1989 and took it home to adorn
his livingroom. In 1992 Dr Yutang Lin visited Mr Zuokang's home, saw the
statue and offered to consecrate it, which he duly did.
the third day after the consecration, in the early morning while he was
still in bed, Zeng Zuokang saw an image of the healing Buddha which appeared
gigantic and golden. The healing Buddha's hand tapped heavily on the top
of Zuokang's head which left his body feeling hot the whole day; his tongue,
in particular, felt as if it had been burnt. Despite this the entire sensation
actually felt rather comfortable and pleasant.
That night Zeng Zuokang telephoned Dr Lin (who was in America) and asked
about the incident. Dr Lin said that the consecration had invoked the Buddha,
that it was a blessed event. Zuokang subsequently set up an altar at home
and chants the Buddha's names and the Diamond Sutra morning and evening,
burns incense, and prostrates himself before the image.
Prompted by Dr Lin Zeng, Zuokang has been distributing photographs of the
healing Buddha from a website address, free of charge. Various people have
had miraculous experiences when praying to the Healing Buddha and some claim
to have been healed. Lin Xiaomei is a teacher in Taiwan who was on a trip
on the Hehuan Mountain where the party camped for the night. The weather
turned bad and a storm blew up with wind threatening to blow the tents away.
Lin Xiaomei just kept reciting prayers to the Buddha, the Namo Guanshiyin
Pusa (Refuge in Boddhisattva Avalokitesvara).
After about half an hour the image of the Healing Buddha (which had been
given to Lin Xiaomei by Zuokang) suddenly appeared at the top of the tent.
The image was extraordinarily bright in the dark and lasted about a minute.
This immediately calmed Lin Xiaomei who gradually fell asleep. Soon afterwards
the rain and wind seemed to abate and at about 3am the sky cleared completely.
from: Share International May 2001
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