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Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-Yen Lu Book 266
Preface: I Am an Incarnated Guru
My entire life has been in pursuit of the Highest Truth.
I tell everyone:
“Spirit is eternal and matter is temporal!”
It can also be put this way:
“The Buddha-essence is eternal. The world of samsara is illusory!”
I tell people in the world:
“It’s time to wake up. If you don’t wake up, you will continue to transmigrate through births and rebirths in the world of illusions!”
“Everyone needs a spiritual teacher who can elevate one’s mind to recognize one’s true nature.”
* * *
In my childhood, my father was a violent man.
Of course, there was a reason for that. When I was born, my parents had not even been married ten months.
My father decided that I was not his son.
Hence, I had a tragic childhood!
Mother told me this story:
It happened when I was three years old.
Once when I was sick my mother tried to feed me some medicine.
My father turned from behind and grabbed me from the chair.
Screaming with anger, he yelled, “You won’t drink the medicine? Just die!”
Then he threw me like a basketball to the cement ground of the courtyard.
“He will die for sure this time!”
I flew through the air in a great arc before slamming into the ground.
It would be reasonable to say that my skull should have been cracked open, brain and blood flowing all over the ground, my limbs
fractured, my body bruised, my blood streaming from my seven orifices, and my flesh turned to pulp.
My mother rushed to pick me up.
She listened to my chest and said:
“His heart still beats. Sheng-Yen is still alive.”
* * *
Later, when I became a guru, Golden Mother of Jade Pond told me:
“The concrete ground turned into a soft blanket.”
“Your Dharma protectors, the Four Heavenly Kings, used their eight hands to embrace you and gently put you on the blanket.”
Therefore, I am still alive.
Why am I alive?
Because I have a divine destiny. I am a guru who has come to the world of samsara to help deliver students who have affinity with me!
Many people will take refuge in me and attain Buddhahood.
After the age of twenty-six, I will live a solemn and wonderful
life, shining brilliance into the past and the present and becoming a
teacher of devas and humans.
I am a genuine guru.
Like all other genuine gurus born into the world, I have come to
awaken living beings.
I am a jewel.
A jewel to wake up all sleeping jewels.
Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-Yen Lu
17102 NE 40th CT
Redmond, WA 98052
U. S. A.
Maha Twin Lotus Ponds, the Pure Land of Padmakumara, was manifested by Amitabha and is located
inside Amitabha’s Western Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss.
My birth into the world is to save sentient beings.
I understand my divine destiny – I have to learn that which is still unknown to humans and then
pass it along.
I have to solve the unimaginable problems and provide the unimaginable answers to the sentient
I have to develop great strength and power, to save all beings from suffering while in the
I have to carry out tasks that people cannot do.
I have to penetrate the mystery of birth and death, to be liberated from birth and death, and then
pass these methods to my students.
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