- Mother Bodhisattva by Grand Master Lu
- Translated by Aleric Er
- Edited by Mimosa
When my younger brother Lu Xao Rong passed away,
I cultivated and delivered him to the "Rainbow Villa"
because of his heavy karmic hindrance. He is in charge of
the Nether World of the "Rainbow Villa", and he is quite
happy and carefree there.
He once asked me to join him there.
"What's so good about being in Nether World?"
"I have two beautiful Venezuelan girlfriends.
Twins, in fact. It's wonderful here!" He was still acting "cool"
and still every bit the laid-back person I knew he was.
"I'm afraid I cannot as I have to carry on
saving souls here."
"Save souls? That's utter rubbish!"
"Rubbish? That would be you!" I retorted.
"One good thing about being a ghost: at least
we don't harm or hurt one another. In the world of humans, it's
a different story. They will intentionally hurt or harm each other.
Your disciples will hurt you in the end." He laughed.
I was speechless after listening to what he said.
In Nether World, ghosts do not hurt one another.
In this world, do we really have a single moment
Seriously, there is not a single moment in our lives
without some calamity of sorts. Even though I meditate every day,
disasters never stop coming.
We carry on our lives as if we have a destination
at the end of it. However, Mara pursues us as we move along our
lives. There is a Chinese idiom "Dao gao yi chi, muo gao yi
zhang" (loose translation: For every meter's height of Tao
[the way], Mara is higher by a yard)
It's difficult to meditate on the way.
Salvation is much even more tedious.
I could hear my younger brother calling me from
"Elder brother. Wait up. Don't forget to come
join me. I will always follow you."
When my mother passed on to the other world, I used
the "Bardo Deliverance Tantric Dharma"
Open the gate of Heaven.
Close the gate of Nether World
Stop the passage of Human Realm.
Block the road of Ghost World.
Anybody who was chanting there witnessed it as her
head lifted at the point of passing and her spirit left her physical
body. My mother's soul left her through her crown chakara; a spark
of white light to join the sea of lights of the universe.
I guided my mother to Amitabha who then in an instant,
My mother who was a wise person then achieved Bohdicitta.
Whenever I travel to Japan, Mother Bodhisattva would
She told me that she would not get lost as she could
I asked her about "The way of the Buddha"
and she replied, "Everybody in this world slog away everyday
to gather wealth and success but they still do not find what they
are really looking for. Take heed of what I am about to say. Those
who have not found it and those who think they have found it, both
have not found it."
"What does it mean, mother?" I asked.
She replied "This is the way of the Buddha.
Only those who do not seek it, will find the way of the Buddha."
"The nothingness of the heart."
"What is "The nothingness of the heart"?"
Mother Bodhisattva explained, "When a man seeks
not the wealth of this world, when he holds on to nothing of this
world and has no greed for money, lust, fame, food and sleep. Even
though his body is in this world, his heart is beyond it. He exists
in harmony with the world and yet his heart is no longer tied down
to it. He will find the way of the Buddha in his own time."
I was surprised to hear this from my mother Bodhisattva.
She has understood paramita.