Tumor Indeed Gone
- From TBN, issue 508 - 509
- Guru's Talk: A Cancerous Tumor Indeed Gone
- By Living Buddha Lian Sheng, Sheng-Yen Lu
- Translated by Cheng Yew Chung
- Edited by TBN
(From Book #173, "One Dream, One World")
At a Department of Oncology at a large hospital, two cancer patients
had just finished a chemotherapy session and were talking to each
"Today, you and me, our lives are at a critical instant. Is there
anything that can save us?
The other replied with a bitter smile, "A miracle!"
The first said resignedly, "There are no miracles in this world,
The man with the bitter smile said, "Some people focus on chanting
'Amitabha Buddha,' some others focus on chanting "Guan Yin Bodhisattva,'
and others focus on chanting sutra. They all expect miracles, either
Buddhadharma responses or 'God save us...'"
"Does it work?"
"Some work, some don't."
"It all depends on the affinity."
The one with the bitter smile said, "Some caught cancer and after
chemotherapy they were really cured. But others were not cured and
they died. It is a kind of affinity, isn't it?"
The bitter smile man said, "Someone gave me a sutra. It's called
'True Buddha Sutra.' Since we're talking about affinity, I would
like to give it to you. Recite it. Perhaps you have the affinity.
But you must have confidence. The confidence is very important."
So the first patient took the "True Buddha Sutra" and recited it
once and chanted the heart mantra. One night, in his dream, he felt
someone reach a hand into his lung and remove a lot of filthy stuff.
He felt such relief - every pain in his body suddenly decreased,
and even more, it seemed to completely disappear.
The man in his dream then said to him, "You have the affinity.
Your sickness will be cured. You will live to the age of 99."
The next day, when he awoke, strangely enough this cancer patient,
after a complete physical examination, discovered that all of his
cancer cells had disappeared. They had really disappeared. All of
But the patient with the bitter smile, who had given him the "True
Buddha Sutra," died. His soul had freed itself from the body.
The cured cancer patient took his True Buddha Sutra to various
Buddhist temples and Taoist temples to ask the monks and laypeople
about it. But everyone he talked to said they did not know this
After searching for a long time, he then realized that it was a
sutra revealed by Living Buddha Lian Sheng, Sheng-Yen Lu. He looked
for me, to express his profound gratitude. Yet he couldn't find
me. Because I'm in retreat. My door is closed. I will see no one.
He went to a Lei Zang Si temple to take refuge and to receive empowerment.
He said to others, "In my dream, I saw a man reach his hand into
my lung and pull filth out of my body. That man was actually Guru