It is as if a Sudden Spring Breeze in the Night that Brought Thousands of Pear Trees to Bloom

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I was once worried about what I should do if I could not meet Master Jih-Chang.  Let me tell you the two eternal words – “To supplicate”. When you supplicate fervently to a certain degree, it [your supplication] will definitely materialize. Do you believe it? This is something that cannot be prevented or separated by a person, or matter, or time and space, do you believe? Supplicate fervently, supplicate endlessly day and night, and then supplicate unwaveringly on every matter and absolutely do not doubt and say, “Has my Teacher forgotten about me?” This thought should not and must never arise.  Then, your supplication will materialize very quickly. Do you believe it? In the course of coming and going for everyone, I feel that it is due to the intertwine of karmic forces. I have used my life to practice and fulfil this point. It is through this fervent wish for my Teacher that l will surely meet him soon!

It does not matter how far you are away from your Teacher or how much suffering you feel; when you truly and sincerely call out to your Teacher whom you rely on and have faith in, you will really receive the strength! You will receive unprecedented blessings! I feel that you should really try it; no matter what you have encountered and how your present state is, your life will really transform and turn out differently.

I feel that karma is created by oneself. Every teacher with great compassion, even if he is extremely faraway in another world, he can still hear my innermost fervent request. I kept supplicating continuously, supplicating continuously: “Please support me, please teach and guide me!” One day…… I often used to say: “It is as if a sudden spring breeze in the night that brought thousands of pear trees to bloom” (see Translator Note at the bottom)The Excellent Teacher seemed to have suddenly descended from the sky and appeared right before you.

We must learn together, “Rather than let the problem frighten us to death, it is better to rise and strive against it till the end!”  This was what I bellowed at my destiny in my darkest moments.  It is true. Instead of letting our negative karma trample on us, why not rise and trample on it?

Instead of living every day in tears, sorrow and despair in that miserable destiny, why not rise and pulverize it? Let reality materialize as you wish! Why not follow the methods that Buddha has taught us – make offerings, eliminate obscurations and accumulate merits, amass blessings and happiness, and become a person with great karmic rewards; your aspiration will then materialize! If your karmic rewards are scant, all your aspirations will not materialize. Hence, you must properly make offerings to the Three Jewels.

Supplicate! Supplicate repeatedly. Believe me, this is cause and effect! If you plant this cause accordingly, the effect will ripen in that way! This is the truth and reality.

How should we supplicate? It means to place this matter in our hearts, keeping it in our mind at all times, be it in the day or night, eating or walking, supplicating continuously day and night. In addition, do not give up when we meet difficulties,  persevere, have courage and willpower; persevere on unremittingly. Until the very moment our goal materializes, we must persevere on. Then, we will definitely learn together!

In a nutshell, that is a matter that frequently hangs on your mind; regardless of how you are or whatever you are doing, you are thinking about accomplishing this matter! The aspiration will soon materialize. Confide repeatedly in the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and your aspiration will materialize quickly. Take note, this is of extreme importance!

[Translator note: This is from a poetry verse that depicts snowflakes being blown by the winter wind, which resembles blossoming of pear tree flowers (white colour) everywhere in the spring. An expression of having joy and warmth in the heart and mind while being in the cold winter.]

Translated and reviewed by Chan Lai Mei, Wong Mi Kuen, Chong Lee Hiang, Chiang Sheau Huey, Dawn Chen, Adeline Tay

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千树万树梨花开,忽如一夜春风来

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我曾忧虑我见不到师父怎么办?告诉你永恒的两个字——祈求!当你的祈求热烈到某种程度的时候,一定就来了,你相信吗?这是一个人、事、时空都不能阻隔的一件事,你相信吗?炽烈的祈求,日夜不休的祈求,然后每一件事都祈求,坚定不移的祈求,绝对不要怀疑说:”是不是上师把我给忘了?“这个念头打死都不能生起,就能最快的来,你们相信吗?每个人在来去的过程中,我觉得是业力的交错,我用我的生命实践了这一点,就是透过对上师热烈的希求,一定会早一点见到他!

不管你离上师多么遥远、多么痛苦。当你用你的真心呼唤你所信赖的上师时,你真的会得到力量!会得到前所未有的加持!我觉得,你真的去试一试,生命真会变得不一样。不管你遭到什么,眼前的境界是怎么样!

我觉得业是自己造的,所有具有大悲心的上师,他即使在非常非常遥远的他方世界,他也可以听到我内心中炽烈的祈请。我不停的祈请、不停的祈请:”请您摄受我,请您教诲我!“ 有一天……我常常用说:”千树万树梨花开,忽如一夜春风来。“ 善知识好像忽然从天而降一般,就在你面前出现了。

我们一定要在一起学习,”与其让困难吓死,不如起来奋斗累死!“这是我在最痛苦时,对我的命运发出的嘶吼!真的,与其让恶业践踏,为何不起来践踏它。

天天在那种悲苦的命运中流泪忧伤绝望,为何不起来把它砸碎?让事实照你想像发生!为何不照佛告诉我们的方法去供养、去净罪积资,去积福,让你变成有大福报的人,你的心愿就能实现!若福报很寡少,你的心愿都不能实现,所以一定要好好供养三宝。

祈求!数数祈求,相信我,这就是因果!你照这个因种下去,果报就那样成熟!这是谛实的。

如何祈求?就是把这件事放在心上,白天也想,晚上也想,吃饭也想,走路也想,日夜不间断的祈求,遇难不放弃,要坚持、要有勇气、要有毅力,坚持不懈,在目标没实现这一刻,一定要坚持,我们就一定会在一起学习!

总之,那就是你的心事,是常常挂在心头,无论你如何?想干什么?就想干成这件事!那个心愿就会很快实现,数数跟佛菩萨启白,心愿就很快实现,注意,这非常重要!