学佛念经,生命中最轻松的时光(英译中) — 洛杉矶 Alain Uboldi

感恩南无大慈大悲疾苦就难广大灵感观世音菩萨!

感恩卢军宏台长弘扬佛法并把我带进心灵法门!

感恩大家给我机会分享我的经历!

我叫阿兰.游堡迪,住在美国赌城拉斯维加斯,这里并不是一个大家期望有很多佛教修行者的地方。

我想通过我自身一些小故事,来说一说我是怎么开始修习心灵法门的。我的故事微不足道,并不能与那些从癌症及重病中痊愈的精彩故事相提并论。

我的太太是马来西亚华侨,在两年半前我发现她经常念经叩拜,就问她是什么缘故,她过去一直对佛法很敬重,但是拜得并不多。她说我们有个朋友告诉她,念经拜佛可以解决她过去6、7年来的入睡困难的问题,她告诉我心灵法门已经帮助了很多人克服癌症和其他疾病的困苦。

一段时间之后,她鼓励我跟她一起念经叩拜,希望能帮助我缓解我身上的一些老年病症。

我从小在天主教家庭长大,但是后来就不信任何宗教了,所以当我太太让我拜佛时,我并不是很有热情,毕竟我已经40多年没有做过任何祈祷了。但是我认为,能帮我太太解决她的睡眠问题,拜佛诵经并没有什么坏处。我当时并不是一个很虔诚的信徒,但是我已经退休了,有很多时间念经。

我不会中文,但是几乎所有心灵法门的理念都是以中文为基础的。不过我还是找到几本卢台长英文版本的书籍以及经文。我用我知道的英文、法文和意大利文的发音来开始学习心经,听起来有些可笑,但这是我学习经文最好的方法。

我花了一个月的时间来学习念诵心经,带着浓重的口音,向观世音菩萨表示敬意。我想观世音菩萨会理解我的努力和心意,并原谅我在语言方面的不完美。

在这期间,我经历了三个与心灵法门有关是事件。

第一,我看到一朵云有着观世音菩萨打坐的形状。我当时非常惊讶,因为那朵云中间显现了完美的观世音菩萨形象。

后来有一个晚上我从梦境中一个美好的气味中醒来,醒来后还能闻到同样的味道。我问太太有没有在我的枕头上洒了香水,她说没有。当我跟太太开始交谈的时候,那个美好的香味消失了。太太问我是不是檀香味,我当时不知道檀香是什么味道。后来有个机会闻到檀香木,果然就是我在当晚醒来时闻到的。

第三,因为我们的房子在拉斯维加斯,家里尤其是车库有很多虫子的尸体是很正常的。我们经常外出旅游,之后旅游回来后发现地上没有死虫子。当时我没有太在意。直到下一次旅游回来也是一样。我终于意识到菩萨和护法神从外到内地照顾我们的房子,所有的蜘蛛网都消失了,最重要的是我们家的蚂蚁也不见了。管理控制害虫的人告诉我们,我们的房子是在一个大的蚁穴上建造的,难免会有很多蚂蚁在房子里,但现在他们已经离开一年多了,感恩观世音菩萨。

这三件小事对于你们来说也许非常平常,微不足道,但是对我产生了很大的影响,我决定继续诵经,并开始学习念诵大悲咒。

我太太开始给她的要经者诵念小房子。她强烈建议我也念一些。她不停鼓励我,但是念一张小房子的时间长度对我来说似乎不可能,我想说我并不是很热衷这个。

但一天早上,我的慢性过敏犯了,而且比平时要糟糕的多,我妻子强烈建议我开始念一下小房子,再慢也没有关系。我说我试试。

请注意,我的这种过敏,并不是普通的那一类,我可以连续打40个喷嚏,而且呼吸困难,我的眼睛都睁不开,什么事情都做不了。

我告诉她,我已经在念功课了,小房子花的时间太长了。第二天,我的症状更严重了。她再次告诉我,应该念小房子。我答应了。就从那一刻起,我不再打喷嚏了。我告诉太太,如果第二天早上(症状最严重的时候)我不打喷嚏的话,我马上就开始念小房子。第二天我只有打了两个喷嚏。我非常相信,心灵法门能治好我的打喷嚏。我马上开始问太太如何念诵小房子。太神奇了!今年整个春天,我都没有再打喷嚏。相信我,这真的是太棒了!

当然在这之后,我也增加了我念经的数量。

我也患有非常严重的胃灼热,会让我呕吐或腹泻,至少每周一次,我去看了几位医生,他们做了一些分析,结肠镜检查等等,非常感恩我没有的任何癌症,但是我的胃却有很严重的炎症,医生给我开了一些药,缓解了一会,但是后来就不管用了并且会导致我的血压升高,我非常害怕我会随时呕吐或者腹泻,并且我没法控制,但是现在我这个毛病几乎治好了,非常感恩观世音菩萨,我现在几乎可以吃任何东西不用再担心呕吐或腹泻。

我跟太太结婚三十年了,我们经常会因为小事情吵架。现在,我们不再会吵架了,而且当我们其中一人生气,我们也会知道该如何控制自己的脾气,停止埋怨。

我觉得观世音菩萨在保佑着我,而且跟着卢台长的教导,我跟我太太决定,不再伤害任何动物,那就意味着我会失去我最爱的钓鱼,虽然大部分时间我钓鱼之后都会放掉他们,但我意识到鱼嘴会被钩子弄伤,对我来说这是个很大的誓言,但是我已经坚持了两年。

现在我比之前念诵更多的经文,因为退休之后我有更多时间来念诵小房子消除业障。

我知道与你们大家听到的学佛分享,那些治愈癌症和其它可怕疾病相比,我的经历非常微不足道,但是,我想让你们知道发生在我身上的事情,让我成为了观世音菩萨和卢台长的忠实追随者。

我喜欢念经,这是我生命中最轻松的时光,我甚至开始喜欢开车时遇到的交通堵塞,因为我有了更多时间去念经。

如果你还在犹豫和不相信心灵法门,请现在就开始就相信并且念经吧。

实际上,我念经的目的是为了帮助我太太的病痛,但是由于菩萨的慈悲,我自己的病症,过敏和胃灼热也痊愈了。

卢台长一直告诫我们要放下自我,不自私,帮助、善待并尊重别人,这都是真理啊!

非常感恩观世音菩萨、卢台长和所有的护法神!感谢大家的聆听!
如有不如理不如法的地方,恳请菩萨和护法神原谅。

洛杉矶 Alain Uboldi

【英文原稿】

I would like to show my ultimate respect to the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva.

I would like to thank Master Jun Hong Lu for all his hard work to propagate Buddhism and for leading me to Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door.

Thank you very much for giving me this chance to share my story.

My name is Alain Uboldi. I live in Las Vegas Nevada, USA, which is not a place where you would expect a lot of people to practice Buddhism. I would like to share my story explaining why I become a practitioner of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door.

My sharing is based on fairly minor life events and may not be comparable to the wonderful story shared by many others who recovered from awful sicknesses such as cancer.

My wife is a Malaysian Chinese. From about 2 and a half years ago, she started to pray fairly often in the house and I asked why she did so. Although she had always respected Buddhism, she never prayed this often. She mentioned that a friend of ours told her to pray and recite Buddhist scriptures, which would help her solve her sleep problem as she had difficulty sleeping for the last 6 to 7 years. She explained to me that Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door has helped a lot of people overcome incurable sicknesses such as cancer.

After a little while she encouraged me to pray with her as it would help me with my senile diseases. I was raised in the Catholic family but didn’t believe in any religion since. When my wife asked me to pray, I was not very keen as I have not prayed for more than 40 years. However, I think it would not hurt to try to pray and chant in order to help my wife with her sleep problem. I was not the sincerest believer but since I had retired, I had a lot of time to chant.

Moreover, I do not speak Chinese, and virtually all the teachings of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door are in Chinese. However, we could find several books from Master Lu, as well as scriptures translated into English. I started to learn the Heart Sutra using the words I could associate with my knowledge of English, French and Italian. It may sound funny to you, but that was the best way for me to learn the Sutra. It took me about one month to learn it and recite it, probably with a terrible accent, to pay my respects to Guan Yin Bodhisattva. I am pretty sure that Guan Yin Bodhisattva understand the difficulty for foreigners trying to show their devotion and would forgive them for the lack of knowledge in Chinese.

During my practice, I had three specific events that are associated with Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. First, I saw a cloud in the shape of Guan Yin Bodhisattva meditating. I was surprised because the appearance of the cloud bore a perfect resemblance of Guan Yin Bodhisattva.

Secondly, one night I wake up in a wonderful smell that I had in my dream. It did carry on after I woke up. I told my wife if she poured some perfume on my pillow and she denied it. As I was speaking to her, the scent disappeared. She asked if the perfume was similar to sandalwood, and I told her I never smelled sandal wood, so I could not tell. Later I happened to smell sandalwood which was exactly the same scent.

Finally, we live in a house in Las Vegas, and it is fairly common to have a few dead insects in the house and even more in the garage. As I love to travel, we have had a few trips. After one trip I was surprised to find no dead insects on the floor. I did not pay much attention until the next trip which happened to be the same. I finally realized that Guan Yin Bodhisattva had taken care of the house inside and out as all the spider webs disappeared from our garden. The most significant event was the complete disappearance of the ants from our house. A man from pest control service told us that our house was built on an anthill and we were bound to have ants in our house. Well, they were all gone for more than a year now. My deep gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva.

These three events might sound very minor to you, but they had a great effect on me and I decide to keep on praying a little more and started to learn the Great Compassion Mantra.

My wife was reciting Little Houses for her karmic creditors. She strongly suggested that I should do the same. She was very encouraging as the time it took to recite Little Houses seemed impossible to me. I was very slow reciting all the 4 scriptures in the Little House. The least I can say, I was not very keen on doing it. One day as my chronic allergy was even worse than usual, my wife strongly suggested that I should start a Little House and it didn’t matter how much time I needed. I told her I would try. Please understand that my allergy was not the average one that a lot of people complain about. I could sneeze very heavily up to 40 times in a row, had trouble breathing, with my eyes completely shut and I could not do anything. I told her it would take too long and I had already chanted enough for my daily recitation. The second day my sneezing got worse and she repeated that I should really try to chant Little Houses. I promise her that I would do it, then my sneezing stopped immediately at that moment. I told her I would try tomorrow if I did not sneeze in the morning, which was the worst time of the day for my allergy. The next day I only had 2 sneezes and I truly believed that Little Houses could cure my violent sneezing. Soon, I asked my wife how to recite Little Houses. It was a miracle. This year, I went through the whole spring without a sneeze and believe me, it is wonderful. Needless to say, I spent a lot more time reciting scriptures after that.

I am also suffering from very strong heartburns leading into vomiting and diarrhea at least once a week. I had consulted several doctors and they did quite a few analyses, colonoscopy and so on. Thankfully they did not find any cancer but very strong irritation in my stomach. The doctor gave me some pills to solve the problem, and it worked for a while but then, it stopped working and caused very high blood pressure. My problem was that I was fearful of vomiting and diarrhea any time as I could not control it. I express my deep gratitude to the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattwa, as I am now virtually cured and I can eat almost everything without fear of vomiting or diarrhea.

My wife and I have been married for nearly 30 years and we used to fight for trivial matters. Now not only our fight is completely gone but when one of us gets angry we know how to calm down immediately and I have learned how to control my temper, stop cursing or getting angry all the time.

I feel that I am now under the protection of Guan Yin Bodhisattva. Following Master Lu’s teachings, my wife and I decided to make a vow not to kill or even hurt any animals, meaning that I had to quit one of my hobbies: fishing. Although I released the fish after I caught them most of the time, I realize that the fish would be hurt with the hook in their mouth. It was a big vow for me and I have stuck to it for more than two years.

I am now performing much more recitations than before, as being retired gives me more free time to recite Little Houses for my karmic creditors.

I am fully aware that, compared to most of the stories you have heard, such as treating cancer and other horrible illnesses, my experience pales in comparison. However, I would like you to understand that what happened to me makes me a very firm believer of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and Master Lu. I deemed chanting as the most relaxing time of my life. I even start to enjoy traffic jam when I drive, as it gives me more time to chant scriptures.

If you do not believe in Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, please believe it now and do not delay your recitation.

Initially, my purpose of chanting is to help my wife with her illness. However, with Bodhisattva’s mercifulness and compassion, my own illnesses, allergy and acid reflex, have been cured. Master Lu has always been right when he told us to sacrifice ourselves, do not be selfish, be helpful, kind and respect other people.

My deep gratitude to Guan Yin Bodhisattva, Master Lu and the Dharma Protectors, and everybody here that listened to my sharing.

I beg forgiveness from the Bodhisattva and the Dharma Protectors if there’s anything inappropriate in my sharing.

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