White Shingles On His Face
- From TBN, issue 494
- By Living Buddha Lian-sheng, Sheng-yen Lu
- Translated by True Buddha News
At Leaf Lake, in my meditation, I
entered into samadhi and felt that I had arrived at a place, the
human world of Samsara, nothing special.
I entered a house and saw that a shrine had been set up. It was
the house of a Tantric practitioner. When I looked again, I saw
that he was a disciple of the True Buddha School. His face showed
immense grief and sobbing and he was chanting in despair with all
his might, "Om, Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hum, Om, Guru Lian Sheng
Siddhi Hum, Om, Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hum,..."
When I saw this disciple, for a moment I was in shock.
This was because white shingles were growing on his face. It looked
like white powder sticking to his face, but unevenly covered, one
patch here and one patch there, like a map. It was even on his nose
and much more on his forehead.
It scared me when I saw this, and I believed that he would also
not dare to go outside to see anyone. When others saw him, they
would be shocked and scared by it, too, fearing that the white shingles
could be infectious, and then they would stay away from him.
The only thing that I saw was this disciple saying, "After I took
refuge in Guru Living Buddha Lian Sheng, these white shingles came
out. Before taking refuge and doing the cultivation, there were
no white shingles."
When I heard this, I nearly coughed up blood. It seems that whenever
someone falls sick, they usually start blaming this and that.
Their own karma arrives and they do not admit it. Now, they blame
me. If you take refuge in me, and then you grow white shingles,
am I then just the White Shingle King? But the truth is that I do
not have any white shingles myself.
Even though I may have seemed angry, this disciple had already chanted
Guru's heart mantra over 100 million times and if I didn't save
him, it would look like I don't have the ability, that I don't have
any supernatural power.
So, waiting until nighttime, I entered his dream and used my hands
to carefully grab the small white worms from his face. There were
so many little worms and they were very difficult to grip. Then
I scraped them off with my hand instead, and soon a big pile of
worms had been scraped off onto the floor.
In the dream, I spoke to the disciple and said, "The white shingles
are cured. Try to help others to take refuge. Taking refuge in me
will not cause shingles; I will not cause shingles to grow. All
sicknesses are karmic hindrances; you need to understand this. When
you are sick, see a doctor. You must also have faith in chanting
the Buddha's name and chanting the heart mantras. I came because
you were chanting Guru's heart mantra; I am here because of your
After this conversation, I spiritually travelled to another place.
As far as I know -
It had only been a one-night effort and the white shingles on his
face were completely gone! One moment the disciple had been very
sad, the next moment he was very happy.
In his dream, he saw Guru helping him by removing the countless
small white worms from his face. This gave him incomparable confidence
and he began encouraging many people to take refuge in the True
News of his dream spread everywhere, near and far.
Since then, he has become even more diligent, chanting the heart
mantra conscientiously, and his lotus flower in the Maha Twin Lotus
Ponds is blossoming.