Book 265, The Home Base of Ghosts:
In this book, Grandmaster reveals the secrets inside a home based ghost domain that has been established quietly in northern California of the United States. Who is the commander in chief? Where do all these ghosts come from? How many ghosts are there in her keeping? What havoc have all these ghosts wreaked? Grandmaster explains them clearly so that all readers will understand them.
~ After covering the three lights (Buddha light, spiritual light, and white light), I transformed myself into an ordinary spirit. Through astral travel, I arrived at the camp of the XX House. After entering the Ghost Headquarters, I was shocked to discover that it was actually an ''adjacent hell.'' ~
~ At the ghost mountain, there were golden scorpions, silver scorpions, iron dogs, copper snakes and all kinds of grotesque biting beasts. The ghosts ate the feces and urine left behind by animals as
Food. I asked them, ''Why have you fallen into this adjacent hell?'' The ghosts replied, ''We are helpless! After Ghost-keeper Woman performed bardo deliverance for us, we then entered the adjacent hell in XX House.'' ~
~ Printed on the ghost badge is the image of an ''earth god''. Oh heavens! I finally understood. This explains why some of the monks, nuns, and laymen following Ghost-keeper Woman XX did
not come under attack by the ghosts. They all carry or wear an ''earth god'' talisman. These ''earth god'' talismans have been consecrated and blessed by Ghost-keeper Woman and correspond to these ghost badges.
The ghosts who came to my South-hill Residence were sent by Ghost-keeper Woman XX with the intention to take my life. That night, my guardians, Achala and Mahabala, completely destroyed and killed the invading army. ~
~ Sarasvati appeared and she handed me two ''magic pens''. I shot the two magic pens out and they hit Nakamura's two eyes. With a scream, Nakamura's entire body broke into tiny pieces.
Next it was Watanabe. Watanabe also transformed first into Ghost-keeper Woman, then again into a poisonous dragon.The poisonous dragon opened his mouth to shoot out poisonous flames. The wind of flames rolled over to me. I was forced outside the boundary of demarcation. Without the protection, I was about to be burnt up by the poisonous flames. At this moment, I formed another mudra and chanted another mantra. The eight great naga-kings appeared. Using the ''Tianyi divine water'', the naga-kings put out the poisonous fire. Watanabe turned into a tiny snake and was taken away by the eight naga-kings. All at once I annihilated three ghost leaders. ~
Book 258, Vicious Ghosts:
Following are some excerpts from the book:
~ It was 3:00 AM on Oct. 3rd, 2016 when I suddenly awoke with my head raised and my mouth open. After I made a loud ''ah'' sound, a Mahabala flew out of my mouth and transformed into millions upon millions of Mahabalas. Additionally, the Acala that formed my Acala boundary protection transformed into millions upon millions of Acalas. A ferocious battle ensued where Mahabala and Acala annihilated countless invading ghosts. I was awake and heard it all clearly. ''Ping Ping, Pong Pong, …'' There was a tremendous clamor like doors blown shut by the wind, ''bang''! ~
~ On the third day, I again stood before the shrine without prostrating.
Once more disciples asked me, ''Why are you not prostrating, Grandmaster?''
I replied with a sigh, ''With the whole shrine occupied by ghosts, how can I prostrate?'' ~
~ Upon entering the temple's main shrine, she was completely taken aback. ''Goodness!'' she exclaimed, ''There are ghosts everywhere!''
Every deity enshrined on the altar had ghosts attached to them.
Shigu Qiandai inquired,
''Was this altar consecrated by Grandmaster Lu?''
An onlooker standing nearby answered, ''No, it was consecrated by XX.'' ~
~ With millions upon millions of ghosts gathered around XX, she was able to engage imperceptibly in ''ghost supernatural power'' through spiritual union with ghosts.
Spiritual union with a buddha - become a buddha.
Spiritual union with a bodhisattva - become a bodhisattva.
Spiritual union with a ghost - become a ghost.
Does XX even know that her spiritual union is only with ghosts? ~
~ On learning of Hsu Ruiguang's death, XX performed bardo deliverance for her and announced ''Hsu Ruiguang is now a buddha named the Great Wisdom Buddha.'' Reverend Lianxu heard about
this and then passed the announcement to everyone in Seattle Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple: ''Hsu Ruiguang is now a buddha by the name of the Great Wisdom Buddha.''
I asked the spirit of Hsu Ruiguang, ''Are you a buddha?''
Hsu Ruiguang smiled bitterly and replied, ''Grandmaster, you know the reality. Can a female suicide ghost ever become a buddha? What an enormous lie by XX!''
It occurred to me that even though the Buddha's mother, Queen Maya, was in Trayastrimsa heaven, the Buddha was still unable to guide her to Buddhahood. If XX has this power, then should I just
kill myself and let XX perform deliverance on me? Then she could announce to everyone ''Grandmaster Lu has become a buddha by the name of the Great Foolish Buddha!'' ~
~ Someone once asked me if there was anything we could do about the notorious XX House, which is full of aggressive and evil ghosts.
''As long as one's thoughts are righteous, one does not have to fear ghosts and demons.''
They asked further,
''What are righteous thoughts?''
I replied, ''
Being indifferent to fame and fortune.
Cutting off sexual desire.
Not being greedy for money.
Not being gluttonous.
Being free of delusions.
Not being jealous.
''So, what can we do?''
''In Vajrayana, one must cultivate protection practices.'' In other words, one must establish protective boundaries.
''And how do we cultivate this?''
''The Armor Protection Practice…
The Four-layered Boundary Protection Practice…
The Guanyin Body Shrine Dharma…'' ~
Book 252, Pith Teachings to Samadhi:
~ In Exoteric Buddhism, I took refuge in Venerable Yin Shun, Reverend Leguo, and Venerable Tao-an.
In Vajrayana Buddhism, I took refuge in Reverend Liaoming, His Eminence Sakya Zhengkong Rinpoche, His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, Vajra Acharya Thubten Dargye, and others.
In addition, I had twenty-seven more guru masters, as well as others that came to me in my meditations and dreams. I benefited from all their teachings.
In this book, I want to tell you all:
''In dreams'' or ''during meditation,'' as well as in this book, I will give you the essential pointers in attaining Buddhahood. This is the main point of writing this book. ~
This book discusses:
What is the only path to liberation?
How did the Buddha reply to someone who asked ''For what purpose are we alive?''
Under what conditions does the ''real treasure'' will reveal itself?
What is considered to be the absolute and the most important?
What must one have prior to sitting in meditation?
What is the connotation behind Samadhi?
Tactile sensations arising during meditation
What is ''true meditation''?
Is ''empty mind'' meditation the correct meditation?
Ten types of mindfulness that aid in meditation
The experience of enlightenment arising from samadhi
Can one be possessed by demons during meditation?
Books will be available for purchase on-site during the two-day ceremony weekend of 8/24/19 - 8/25/19. On the morning of Sun. 8/25, Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu will be available at Rainbow Temple to autograph Book 252 for readers. Come join this once yearly event and have a lot of fun.
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