EVENT IN NAGANO CITY, JAPAN:
Rainbow-coloured light emanates from Maitreya's image
On 4 July 1987, an image of the Bodhisattva, emanating rainbow-coloured
light, was discovered on the bathroom window in the house of Mr and Mrs
Yajima in Nagano City, Japan. Mr Yajima first noticed the strange patterns
on the window while he was taking a bath.
Rainbow colours emanate
from the head and body of the 48-cm-high figure on the glass. The image
has a patterned, silver-coloured crown on its head. On its neck, there are
two strings of prayer beads. The image is standing on a lotus, and is holding
a small round-faced girl. (Previously, the image held three babies, but
at the moment only one is seen.) The image seems to change daily. Previously,
on foggy days, the rainbow-coloured figure turned white, and looked as if
it were wearing a soft, delicate white silk kimono. The noble facial features
became even more elegant and beautiful. Mr and Mrs Yajima have seen this
transformation four times so far.
About the same time as the window image was discovered, an image appeared
on the wall below the bathroom window. In the beginning, this image looked
as if it were just a stain, but as time went by, it became clearer, and
the outline darker.
The image is approximately 40 cm high, and wears a pointed hat with a rounded
middle. It holds a water pot in its hand, and sits on a lotus. The eyes
of the image are now clearly visible on the wall.
In 1989, another image appeared on the wall of the alcove in the main room
of the house. The solid-looking image seems to float off the wall. It is
about 170 cm high. A year later, during the construction of a new portion
of the house, a large image appeared on the concrete wall of another alcove.
Since then, the concrete wall was painted over. The family placed a portable
household shrine in the alcove. Visitors report that a strong energy emanates
from this area. When people stand in front of the wall, golden powder sometimes
appears on their hands. When people place their hands near the window or
the wall, they report a sensation like numbness in their fingers.
About a year after the image appeared on the bathroom window, the family
demolished their bathroom. In its place, they built a small temple to enshrine
the glass of the Bodhisattva. During the construction process, when workers
were digging in the ground below where the image appeared, they discovered
a ball about 35 cm in diameter. No one could figure out whether the ball
was made of wood, stone or iron. It has a strange surface, but has not yet
been scientifically investigated. The ball emanates a very strong energy.
Some people report that when they place their fingers near the ball, their
fingers feel numb.
When people place their fingers close to the white walls of the shrine,
a rainbowcoloured light appears between the wall and their fingers. This
phenomenon can be seen only at the wall, and happens to everyone who tries
it. The rainbow colour is most clearly seen when the wall is in the shade.
When people walk around the outside of the wall, touching the wall with
their hands, and then place their hands over the strange ball, the surface
of their hands, visible in the sunlight or under a flashlight, is covered
with gold powder. This also happens to everyone who tries it. Some people
find that their face or eyebrows are covered with gold powder.
Sometimes people who try to take a photograph of the image on the bathroom
window cannot push down the camera's shutter; sometimes the camera breaks
down; sometimes, although they take the photograph, they find that no image
appears on the film. This occurs quite often. According to Mrs Yajima: "Even
though there is no image on the photo, I can feel the energy from the photo
when I place my hand near it. Therefore, I feel I cannot treat the photo
In the beginning, when the image of the Bodhisattva appeared in the house,
people in the neighbourhood felt envious of the Yajima family. Some people
voiced criticism. Not many people looked upon this favourably. "It
is very difficult, but I feel I must protect the Nyorai (the Coming One)
no matter what people say."
Currently, 20-30 faithful people come to worship the Bodhisattva daily,
says Mrs Yajima. At one time, several hundred people came each day. Among
those who worship, some report various healings, including pain relief in
their arms and back, and psychological improvement. Various positive situations
have occurred for worshippers, including the prospering of their businesses.
About four months before the first image appeared, Mrs Yajima began having
unusual spiritual experiences, which continue to this day. She has discovered
that she can look at a person, or even a photograph of them, and diagnose
When she places her hands on the person, the illness is healed. This ability
has come upon her suddenly. She herself is quite healthy, and has never
had any serious illnesses. But occasionally, when her body feels sluggish,
she tells that to the Bodhisattva, and is healed.
"I would like to spend the rest of my life helping others, making myself
useful," Mrs Yajima said. "I hope to make use of this power which
was bestowed upon me. I would like to do something for other people."
(Source: Share International, April 1993)
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