Healing Session and SARS Discussion
Living Buddha Dechan Jueren
Munson Memorial Library ~ April 16th, 2003
Clear Light Temple, Amherst Mass
Translated by: Kuo
Transcribed by: Jordana H.
Dechan Jueren: As I have announced, beginning yesterday from 9:30 – 10:30 in the evening, for one hour every evening during that time, as long as I am in town, I will provide healing for everyone if you remember just to sit and relax, and turn your hands over like this. You don’t have to close your eyes. You can be watching TV, or listening to the radio, and still receive this healing energy at the same time. The healing is beneficial whether for the physical ailments you have, or emotional, or psychological stress, or whatever. (Unclear) A person is a total package. When you do this healing for others, it’s not just for physical illnesses. So, if I can ask, for those that have heard this announcement earlier, did you give it a try last night? And what did you feel? Has anybody here tried it out?
Audience: Some sensation in my hands.
Dechan Jueren: Has anybody else tried this out since yesterday? We had a different group of people yesterday. There are only a few that attended yesterday.
Dechan Jueren: We all know what’s going on in the world right now. In many people’s perceptions, the world seems to be headed somewhere, that no one wishes to happen. Every kind of virus will begin to surface. This is only the first one you will hear of. There is more coming, and they will begin to really become very serious in the a few years. If this, what is expected, will happen, what are we to do? Because this question about the coming disasters – “What do you see in the future that will happen?” since I returned to the U.S. about a month ago, many people have asked me this very question. Every body asked me that question about the events and what will happen in the future, what’s going to come in the next few years. The moment I landed in Los Angeles, many people that I met asked me these questions. Why have many people asked me these questions about what’s going to happen next? Because July of last year, I have said this in public, in a temple to everyone there – come to the end of the year, around November of next year, you will begin to see a new kind of virus. The symptoms will seem to be a common cold. And the person will have a cough. Once the person has the cough, he will die in 3 – 9 days. When I said this in July of last years, most people that heard this – they heard about it, but they didn’t pay much attention, they didn’t think about it. But this time when I returned back to the States only about a month ago, many people asked me these questions –what’s going to come next? Because ever since I have come to this country, I have said a few things before they happened. Usually an entire year before, so people begin to realize after this new (unclear) anything I say, it always happens the way I say it. But people this time were very curious. They want to know the future events, what’s going to come next. The question one should ask oneself is, what are you to do? What are we to do in this kind of environment?
I came to the U.S. in ‘98. Since then, for the past four years or so, many things have happened in the world, and I have predicted for a few people what will happen – for example, such as the presidential elections, I said that the situation will happen in such a way, who is going to be the next president after this person becomes the president, and what will happen to the economy, and the war will begin, and so on. I also said to others – Taiwan just had an election – and I also said, who will be the President? It’s not the guy everybody expects it to be. The least likely guy will become the president, and what will happen to the economy and what will happen to Taiwan after this guy become the president, and so on. And they all became the reality. Of course everybody hopes there is peace, but more so their concern is they should have good health and have a happy life. There’s nothing to be afraid of war. What you really have to be afraid of is not the war getting bigger. What you have to be afraid of is a virus that will be much more serious. The war – you can take preventive measures and avoid it yourself. You can hide in the ground. But with a virus and communicable diseases, it may not be so apparent. You will not be able to watch out for it. Ever since these things began, months ago, most South Asian and East Asian schools have been closed. They have not re-opened their schools yet. Supposedly they are scheduled to open up their schools the 21st of this month, but that may change. In Beijing, China, that’s in North part of China – because people say in the South China a lot of people are infected with SARS – but in Beijing they also have all their schools closed. Let me put it this way:
(Sound of phone ringing) – Let me apologize. This is a student whose father is passing away today. Hello, Douglas? He will go peacefully. He will not feel too much pain. Master says it will be 45 more minutes before he is completely gone. It should be about 11 that he will be completely gone. He said you can begin to Chant the Amitabha Homeward Mantra 36x and then 108 times of Six-Path Vajra. 36 Amitabha Homeward Mantra and then Six-Path Vajra 108 times…
Kuo: This is a student from Los Angeles – Douglas. I guess some of you have already met Douglas. His father is passing away. About a year ago, when Master came, he learned about Douglas’ father who had just had one of his legs amputated. Master said that was a bad idea, and he was going to die about a year from them. Since then it has been one year, two months. I guess he got an extra two months of life, because Master has been helping him along the way.
Dechan Jueren: All I can do for him now is make it painless, so he does not suffer when he does. He will not suffer, and he will not feel this pain when he dies, and he will go peacefully. Of course, after he passes away, I will help him out along the next path, to go to somewhere of light.
Let’s put it this way: it’s called panic control. It’s not so much about being honest to the public. They have people who do not want to keep the exact numbers – how people are infected, and how people, exactly, have the symptoms. I can tell you this – the first case of SARS began in Shen Zhen in South China, on Dec. 28th last year.
As of today, nobody in the world has come up with a solution or a cure for this thing called SARS. Stricken countries, countries infected with SARS, took a dive in their tourism, and lost money in their economies. Think about all these major cities in the East – Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc. You go to a restaurant in those cities right now, and you see very few people there. You go to a market, and you realize there is atleast 70% less people there shopping. In every major corporation in the East, every person working there knew someone who died in the company. Of course, there are many doctors also infected with SARS while trying to treat their patients. So when I returned to the U.S., many people became very curious and anxious, and wanted to know – what about the U.S.? The answer to their question is very simple – aren’t United States and China the only place on this earth that breathes the same atmosphere? Of course this is common knowledge now – any place from South East are being detained on the West Coast, coming to the U.S. For my own self, I can tell you there are maybe 10 or so cases of possible SARS patients being detained in Los Angeles already, but they have to be quarantined.
So you can guess what will happen pretty soon. First it’s the restaurants – there’s going to be much less people going into the restaurants. This thing’s pretty serious. They consider this the first unknown and untreatable virus of the 21st Century. But the public officials are not telling the whole truth, because they have to consider other things, such as, how about making money? They are going to be losing dollars, because it’s bad for the economy. Supposedly these public officials are saying, “SARS is under control. We are treating and at least controlling the SARS patients. We’re getting better at it. It’s not spreading any further.” This is a lie. If you think about it, not just from what they say, what they are saying is, “Come, you are okay.” It’s for business. They don’t really care about their visitors.
For all these living Buddhas in China, they knew what would happen in the future. So ever since right after 9/11 event, the first New Years after 9/11, they already knew what would come in the next few years, next ten years. So they have come together, and did a 100-day ceremony, a prayer service. This group of people in China, in Beijing, will rarely gather together like this. There were eleven Living Buddhas from the Yellow Temple. Eleven. That’s a lot of Living Buddhas at the same time. And 108 Lamas, 108, from the Palace of Harmony, also in Beijing China. They came together and did a 100-day service, a dharma ceremony, to empower pendants. In addition to pendants they actually, I call it empower but you can think of… they put all their powers, all their blessings, they infused them into all these items. Pendants, and other articles of clothing, and also masks. All these things. (Unclear) Of course, right after 9/11, the foreign relationship between China and U.S. is basically in a not very good state right now. So it would not be very easy to bring all these items to the U.S.
This pendant I am holding for you, last time I brought some from with me China. That’s the only time I brought it back from China. I brought a suitcase full of pendants. This time when I came back from China to the U.S., I was not able to bring any over. So that’s the only suitcase load of pendants I have in the U.S. right now. They’ve been sitting there for about a year. Most people don’t know too much about it.
If you wear this, what would this do for you? If you wear this empowered pendant from all these enlightened people, this whole group of enlightened people, it’s like they turned all these little pendants in a kind of like converging hot spot, with the energy of the universe. Therefore you will form a field of protection all around you, kind of like increase your aura strength, therefore you will naturally strengthen your immune system, and you will be protected against illness and viruses. Of course, as I say, I only brought over one suitcase full of the pendants about a year ago, and maybe half of those are gone. There is a very limited quantity. If anybody still wants to get one, you can get one at the table at the back. We ran out, but if you still want more, you can leave your shipping address and your name, and we will try to drop ship it to you from China. Easy come, easy go in the mail (unclear) – it will pass through the mail much easier, rather than trying to get it in quantity. If we get them shipped from China, then it’s coming from the Palace of Harmony directly. It’s not coming from any other temples. They still have the inventory of all these items sitting in the Palace of Harmony.
So how powerful really are these things? If it has such an effect, does this thing really have this much energy? You can try to sense this for yourself. Place your feet on the ground flat and just turn your hands over with the palms facing up, and relax
If I move in this way, what do you feel?
Dechan Jueren: Do you feel a certain sensation in your palms? Keep your palms facing up, and you will feel it. What about if I move this way? What do you feel in your hands? What about this way? It is a different kind of sensation.
Kuo: In other words, they are “mantrized” – I call this mantrizing them – to actually infuse the items, bless the items, so they now actually have all this power, strength.
Dechan Jueren: These little pendants will be very effective in the near future. So I have to tell you this, whether you want to get one or not, because you will find out in the future, and I will only tell you right now, we have a very limited quantity in the U.S. As I mentioned earlier, they also empowered and blessed clothing, shoes, something you want to wear. I have only brought a few sets back, and I have not seen any sets left. Everybody snatched them up. They’re all gone.
The world is in turmoil. The question is, what are we to do? The only things you should really be doing and focusing on is how to stay healthy. If you have good health and good luck, then you don’t have to be afraid of anything. You can be around afterward to help out. Of course, I say this and people may feel it is very selfish. People may feel I have no compassion, that I keep saying, “Prepare yourself, and don’t care about what happens in the world.” But be realistic, and be very honest. Whatever happens in the world, you have no control over it. You are a single person. You think you can do anything to change it? There is nothing you can do about it. This is reality. So you’re unique not in the sense like what can you do for the rest of the world, but what can you do for yourself. First, have good health.
That’s why I have decided to begin to teach the Medicine Buddha teaching. About a week ago in Hawaii, in Maui, I have begun that teaching to the public. Traditionally, the whole Medicine Buddha dharma practice was only meant for the initiated students. It was not meant for the public. But now it’s the time, whether it’s for the initiated students or for the public, they need this Medicine Buddha Dharma practice. By doing this, not only will you prevent yourself from catching this virus called SARS and other things that will come soon, but you will also be able to heal others who have it. However there is one requirement before one may begin to learn the Medicine Buddha Dharma. The requirement is you must receive an Abisheka first – a Buddhist form of baptism, an empowerment in the sense of transference of power. So that in doing this practice you will become effective. Without getting Abisheka, it will be useless.
The dharma practice includes mantra, mudra, and visualization, and the Medicine Buddha mantra is a little bit longer than what most people have learnt. They know very short mantras, but this mantra is a little bit longer. If you decide to learn it, you will really have to put some effort to memorize the whole thing.
This last time I was in China, it was about New Year’s time. I began in China for the initiated students, a new teaching – only for the people who are 65 years and older. It’s called the Longevity Practice. From these students that were over 65 years old in China, they began to learn this since New Year’s, many of them have practiced more than two months. People begin to notice a change in them. Last time I came here, I have mentioned – if you learn the Foundation Practices and do these every day, 100 days later you will notice the change yourself. This time, I have seen a few familiar faces from last time, and from what I can observe, you have already changed. You are looking much better than the last time.
In Esoteric Buddhist practice, if you learn the correct method of instruction, and do them accordingly, whoever does this can achieve the same results. So what can you do to change your own health conditions to their functioning, optimal state by learning this correct methods? What can you do to really change yourself over, so you actually grow younger, so that you can free yourself from worries? This is what I believe: any followers of religion, any practitioner who really focuses on changing oneself first, will accomplish that first – to free oneself from suffering, illness; to be free from bad luck – I think it is everybody’s wish. But a wish is still a wish – what do you do to make that it into reality? There is no other way, and you have to rely on yourself. Learn some correct way of doing that, in order to achieve what you want. Understanding of wisdom is not something others can give you. You will only realize it through your own efforts. If you really want wisdom revealed to you, then you have to bring your awareness higher. If you really wish to change your health conditions, then you have to do certain practices every day, and follow instructions. When you do this kind of practice, you can not be keeping score – in the sense that I am doing it and attached to the appearances of things. And you should not be limited by the words of language, by the words I say. You have to understand what I am trying to say, not just the words. If you do this kind of practice, you must follow according to my instruction. Do it accordingly. In the process of doing this yourself, you have to go beyond the words. Don’t be limited by the words. So your mind, your heart, actually enter that nature, or that state of reality. So your mind, will actually be pure mind. Once you have no more thoughts on your mind, then your mind is pure mind, that’s when you begin to see things clearly. You are now at a state of (unclear.) When your mind is truly calm, it is like a reflection from the water. You will see everything clearly, and the obstacles – the limitations you have – will naturally disappear. This is a very important point. Since we have the great fortune to be together this morning, I am here to provide a healing for everybody. So if you just sit with your palms facing up. You can either sit with your eyes closed or open. Either way is fine.
When I do healings for others, many people still don’t understand what I am doing. It’s like many people that have heard of me, have heard of other peoples’ testimonials that they can get healed. So they come to my temple in L.A. So everybody comes to the healings; I am always talking to people. The person that has a lot of opinions about me – for example, patients often will say – I came to you for help, to hear me, but how come I have been sitting here for this much time, and you haven’t started to do anything? Not even touch me or do anything? Others will make it clear to them: When Master Yu does healings, he doesn’t seem to do any kind of movements. All you do is sit there, and you will get healed. As you can see, I do not do any kind of movement. I simply give out something for you to heal, and to heal you. But many of you begin to feel these kinds of sensations at one point.
What do you feel in your hands right now? Of course, these healings are meant for every different kind of problem, whether it’s physical illness or mental-emotional kind of stress. They will all be effective, beneficial to every type of illness.
Dechan Jueren: What do you feel inside?
Audience Member: Unclear… I broke my (leg? Hand?)
Dechan Jueren: Did they put anything inside it?
Audience Member: Yes, they put in pins six weeks ago, and I’m doing physical therapy.
Dechan Jueren: I give you an extra hand. It’s been six weeks already, so it’s not much … they already did surgery and everything – but if this just happened an hour ago, put it this way – you could walk out of here in 40 minutes, you could walk out of here with no pain.
Dechan Jueren: Okay, what are you feeling now? Everybody, what do you feel? Don’t worry if you begin to get warmer, feel hot. I will now raise the room temperature slightly. Do you now feel it’s beginning to get warm? I’m not trying to light a torch or anything, but let me raise it slightly higher. By raising the temperature higher, you feel this kind of warmth and heat, it’s kind of like disinfecting – all of this passes down, out of your systems. No matter what illness you have, any type, they will all be healed.
And now I will begin to lower the temperature, a little bit. If I keep going for a much longer time raising it, you would be uncomfortable. You feel there seems to be some cool air around you. The cooling down will actually feel more comfortable. Suddenly you may start to feel this coolness under your feet. All this cold stuff coming out from under your feet. Anybody feel this?
Audience: Yeah! Mmm-hmm, yes.
Dechan Jueren: Any questions? Any curious questions? Any interesting ones?
Audience Member: I’ve had a yeast infection since I was 17 – it’s been nearly 9 (?) years. I really want it to go away. I’m feeling somewhat hopeless that it will go away!
Dechan Jueren: That’s exactly what I’m doing right now. That should help
Audience Member: Thank you! (In Chinese)
Dechan Jueren: Close your eyes. Just for you, everybody don’t change your hand position – just for you, one palm face down, either one. He has a northern accent, so you may not be able to understand him. Sorry! (Laughter) Keep your eyes closed, don’t open them again. You can listen and speak, but don’t open your eyes. But if you feel some sensation going out through your body, you can share this with everybody. I will tell you this – you will feel a kind of itching sensation around the infected area. You may actually feel that something is leaking from this infected area. This kind of sensation that something is leaking, seems to be flowing out, you may have this sensation for three days. If you do have this kind of sensations for three days, later, you should be as good as you did before you were 17 years old. What do you feel now?
Audience Member: A lot of energy in the lower part of my stomach.
Dechan Jueren: Okay, just relax and keep your eyes closed. Anybody else have any questions to ask?
Audience Member: If we bring to mind other people that are not in the room, can they receive healing also?
Dechan Jueren: Yes, and the way to do it is you just imagine that you are this person. You are no longer you – you have to think you become this person. Completely now, you are this person. Doesn’t matter how far away he is, he is not very far because you are this person now. So you are sort of like a medium and this person will receive the healing. Of course, by helping out others, you will also receive that healing yourself. Anybody else?
Audience Member: For 14 years, I have been working with a very bad pain in between my shoulder blades, in my spine.
Dechan Jueren: Okay, please also keep your eyes closed, and the healing will become more effective. For others who also have the same kind of back pain or even neck pain, just think of this area, and I will do this healing for you. Just relax, and what do you feel around the back of your neck, and your whole upper back?
Audience Member: (Unclear)
Dechan Jueren: Focus on the back of your neck. What do you feel? Do you feel tingling, or do you feel kind of … (unclear)
Audience Member: Tingling.
Dechan Jueren: For the young lady sitting in the back, keep your eyes closed. And for this other lady that brings this question of this ache or pain, what do you feel around your neck and your back right now?
Audience Member: Like something’s going up the center (?) … warm…
Dechan Jueren: For the two ladies, please keep your eyes closed. For everybody else, does anybody else have any kinds of question?
Audience Member: I have Chrone’s Disease and also really bad stomach pain.
Kuo: How long have you had it?
Audience Member: Three years.
Dechan Jueren: Okay, please also keep your eyes closed. Don’t open your eyes. This is actually easier than the others. Do you feel something going on in your abdominal region? Do you feel it a little bit?
Audience Member: Feels like something moving.
Kuo: How is it moving? Downward or side to side?
Audience Member: Downward.
Dechan Jueren: I have to warn you, if you have this downward sensation, for the next two days, you may have to run to the bathroom. It will seem like you are having diarrhea, but it’s not diarrhea. Don’t worry about that. Don’t take any medications if you’re running to the bathroom like that, because it’s trying to get rid of the problems, which is tangled up inside. So don’t take any medications, or you will miss the process. For the next two days, if you still feel this downward sensation, this is what will happen. Okay, anybody else?
Audience Member: I know a woman who has bad lung cancer … she hasn’t been given very long to live.
Dechan Jueren: Do you know what year she is born, her birth year?
Audience Member: I don’t know – maybe late 40’s or early 50’s. But she would be in her early 50’s.
Dechan Jueren: Knowing her birth year is a frame of reference for me, so I can focus on her. It will be more effective and I can help her more. Without knowing her birth year, the only thing I can do is go through you and do it. The most I can do is lessen her pain.
Audience Member: (Unclear – trying to figure out birth year) … problem with anger and depression for about eleven years.
Dechan Jueren: (Smiling) It’s no problem, don’t worry. Let me make you happy. Please remove your eyeglasses and relax.
Audience Member: I had difficulty with walking and moving.
Dechan Jueren: This is pretty obvious. I already … please keep your eyes closed, turn your hands over, and please take off your eyeglasses. As I said, I don’t do any kind of movement when I do healing, except maybe to walk farther away. The fact of the matter is at a distance away is actually more powerful. If you want to strike somebody, if you hold on to that person you’re not going to strike them very hard. If you stand a distance away, you can get a staff and swipe them real hard. (Laughter) You said that you have a problem with movement, problem walking. What do you feel right now?
Audience Member: Tingling in my hand, pulsation.
Dechan Jueren: What about the bottom of your feet?
Audience Member: Tingling on the right.
Dechan Jueren: Okay, please keep your eyes closed. Anybody else? (Laughter) Way in the back? Yeah, go ahead.
Audience Member: Thank you for working with me last fall. I need help with… (unclear)
Kuo: What do you mean by that?
Audience Member: A lot of infections, and I talked to Master Yu about it…
Dechan Jueren: Okay, please keep your eyes closed, and your palms facing up. Okay, for those who say ‘please keep your eyes closed,’ please continue to keep your eyes closed. The lady in the back with these infections, what do you feel now?
Audience Member: A lot of tingling!
Dechan Jueren: Where?
Audience Member: In the infected areas.
Dechan Jueren: Now you may begin to feel that something is leaking out, or flowing downward. Don’t be afraid. It’s just a sensation; it’s not actually leaking. For the lady with the backache problems what do you feel now?
Audience Member: Slowly opening in the different vertebrae.
Dechan Jueren: Be patient, and just relax and keep your eyes closed. Hopefully I will be able to help you out, this one time could be successful (unclear). Since you said you have had this pain for a few years, just be patient and do it a little bit longer. Okay, anybody else? More hands than before! (Laughter)
Audience Member: Stubborn pain. Hurts to hold a pen, in my back and in my arms. I had a bad ache when I walked into the room.
Dechan Jueren: Okay, just keep your eyes closed, and we will fully relieve you of all the pain. What do you feel right now?
Audience Member: Opening sensations…
Dechan Jueren: How much more pain do you still feel?
Audience Member: I’d say like half, or as much as 2/3.
Kuo: Half the pain then before?
Dechan Jueren: Not good if it’s only half. It has to be gone completely. Half is too little.
Audience Member: I feel warm.
Dechan Jueren: What do you feel on the bottom of your feet?
Audience Member: A wind.
Dechan Jueren: What do you feel about the pain here?
Audience Member: It’s very slow.
Dechan Jueren: Slow is no good! Healed has to be 100%, so we have to strive for that goal. (Pause) What do you feel now?
Audience Member: (Unclear)
Dechan Jueren: Take some more time. Hopefully it will be gone. What do you feel on the bottom of your feet?
Audience Member: I feel connected…
Dechan Jueren: That’s the idea. Connected, become one, so the whole world will suck away the pain. Okay, anybody else?! It’s getting tougher! (Laughter)
Audience Member: My wife’s got polyps – cancer growths in her bladder. She has for the last four or five years. She’s going to be operated on tomorrow.
Dechan Jueren: You’ve already scheduled the surgery for tomorrow. The most I can do for you is lessen the pain, make her not feel so much pain. If you had not scheduled the surgery, then maybe I could do something else. The lady with the pain all over, what do you feel now?
Audience Member: If I shift a little bit I can feel… (unclear)
Dechan Jueren: Please do continue to shift! (Laughter) Those that I told to close your eyes – can you again hold your hands palm facing up? Anyone else? Who is curious?
Audience Member: I’m kind of swaying, it seems to manifest in the leg, especially the sciatic nerve and another nerve, and there’s a pain in the neck…
Dechan Jueren: If you have any spinal related pain, between the shoulder blades or along the back, it’s the same type of pain the other lady brought up. We’re already doing this for everybody. The lady with the other difficulties, what are you feeling right now?
Audience Member: Cool, and very light in my abdomen, and the sensation of me running down the road.
Dechan Jueren: Keep your eyes closed. What do you feel in your legs or on the bottom of your feet?
Audience Member: Tingling.
Dechan Jueren: When I said to keep your eyes closed, it would be most effective if you had kept your eyes closed. You opened them at least three times. Okay, stand up. Walk towards me. (Walks around room with patient) Do you feel tired?
Audience Member: No.
Dechan Jueren: How do you feel?
Audience Member: I feel lighter!
Dechan Jueren: If you feel lighter, then you have to do something so you don’t depend on the walker. If we want you to get off the walker, then we have to do something so you are able to walk all by yourself. You feel lighter when you walk, right?
Audience Member: Yeah.
Dechan Jueren: (Laughing) This time please keep your eyes closed! Don’t open them until I tell you to open, and when you speak, don’t open them. For the lady at the back with a yeast infection, what do you feel now?
Audience Member: Itchy, feet feel cold, and the rest of me feels hot, and I feel very restless.
Dechan Jueren: Of course you feel restless, but you have to endure the restlessness. Be courageous, just hold out a little bit longer. This sensation you are feeling – how am I doing this for you? It’s actually like a surgery. The lady next to the windows with the pain between the shoulder blades, what do you feel now?
Audience Member: It’s a very, very, very dull ache, and it’s popping.
Dechan Jueren: Keep your eyes closed. Please keep your eyes closed. What do you feel?
Audience Member: What do I feel?
Kuo: No, someone else. What do you feel?
Audience Member: (Unclear)
Dechan Jueren: The lady with the pains all over – shift forward a little bit. What do you feel?
Audience Member: (Can’t hear)
Dechan Jueren: The person with Chrone’s Disease – what do you feel now?
Audience Member: I feel swelling.
Audience Member: In my stomach.
Dechan Jueren: What do you feel in other places?
Audience Member: I feel movement in my legs and tightness in my hands.
Dechan Jueren: Okay, and now for questions. Any kind of questions that you want to ask – all these things that you are curious about, or something you don’t understand. But if you do want healing, then just keep your eyes closed. For healing, just keep your eyes closed and your palm facing up, and I will take this time to answer any questions.
Audience Member: With the woman who had surgery scheduled, and it was maybe not as likely that you were going to help her – is that because she had already decided what was going to happen? Why is it?
Dechan Jueren: It is very simple. Even if I were to take care of the problem, it’s an individual case. The surgery is already scheduled; she’s going to surgery anyway. Let me use a real example here. This person’s name is …… He is a vice-chairman of a political committee in Beijing, and in the hospital – this is an airforce hospital – in July of 1995, he had cancer in the kidneys, and also a tumor. So he came with me, because he wanted to heal all these problems. So I healed him, completely. But I did this at the air force hospital, so the general immediately appeared and said, “You are a soldier. Leave this kind of non-sense. This is a hospital, air-force hospital. Go in for surgery.” So he had to go through his surgery, and the doctors were surprised. There was no problem with the kidney at all. They only realized that after they had cut off his kidney part of the body. So Mr. ……… is a Brigadier General. His health is entirely wrecked. He shouldn’t have had to lose his kidneys. So the surgery is already scheduled. The most I can do is lessen the pain.
Audience Member: What will happen in the next six months?
Dechan Jueren: I cannot really tell you, divulge the whole thing. But I can tell you this – in two months you will know what will happen. In two months – remember this day.
Audience Member: Did Master Yu forecast the war in December or January?
Kuo: Yeah. So he’s saying in two months, just watch out, you will know what will happen in Iraq.
Dechan Jueren: But I can tell you this much: the war will never end this time. This is an extension of the Afghani … it will never end. That’s all I can tell you.
Audience Member: I have tumors in my lymph system.
Dechan Jueren: You can remove the eyeglasses and also keep the eyes closed. What do you feel right now, in your body?
Audience Member: Heat in my hands.
Dechan Jueren: Open your eyes! Okay, any other questions? Curious stuff you want to ask?
Audience Member: I’ve had an illness since 1996… Is there any special diet or herbs I should take?
Kuo: His standard response is always, that there is no special requirement for diet or herbs – do whatever you want. Your body tells you what you need, just don’t worry so much about it. That’s his view on this.
Audience Member: In the healing talk, is there some relationship between heat and cold? Like I noticed the different expressions of feeling warm, and the feet feeling cold… is there some relationship between them?
Dechan Jueren: It’s very simple. Every individual is different. Each person has a different personality, different blood type, different character. They have different levels of sensitivity, so they feel different things. Some people feel warmth, some people feel coolness. Doesn’t matter – just means they are different individuals.
Audience Member: Can Master Yu tell us more about the movement practice he is teaching tomorrow?
Dechan Jueren: This movement is called Prajna Akasagarbha. Prajna is a Sanskrit word that means wisdom. So this movement exercise, called the Prajna Akasagarbha, is the dharma practice for the methods that this Bodhisattva, or the aspiring, called the Akasagarbha, attained enlightenment with.
In the Buddhist cosmic mandala, the layout of the whole universe – once you attain to enlightenment, then you have attained a measure of a certain thing, certain source. Akasagarbha is considered to be residing in the northern regions, and measured from that region. In the Buddhist mythology and understanding, we consider Akasagarbha Bodhisattva to be the wealthiest things in the whole universe. Why is he considered the wealthiest? Because he has the wisdom! So the word prajna means wisdom; akasagarbha – akasa means space, garbha means hidden, like in the mother’s womb. Wisdom is like a baby, hidden in the mother’s womb, hidden in space. This space inhabits all and everything – the wisdom is that baby inside the womb – therefore all and everything is this wisdom. So if you wish to attain wisdom, have the Buddha’s wisdom revealed, then through this movement practice – this is called mudras, not just referring to the hands but the whole body – this is called mudras – through this kind of practice you are able to join in one, join together with the whole universe as one, and have wisdom revealed. The wisdom is that baby hidden in vast space. Here’s the technical term – in Buddhist terminology they’re called alaya seeds, hidden seeds, (unclear) kind of like sub-consciousness, but it’s not really. These special alaya seeds and your body will now join together and become one. In the beginning when you learn this and do the practice, in the beginning stage of practice you may feel the sensation is getting stronger. Especially right after you have learned the whole thing and you can do it all by yourself – if you do it slowly, you will feel this sensation very, very strong. If you continue to practice every day, after a period of time, you realize the sensation is decreasing, to the point you no longer feel it. Some people begin to wonder – what’s happening? Am I doing the practice incorrectly? The more I do the practice, the less I feel anything. I want to maintain that sensation, that kind of feeling. In reality, most people don’t realize this is the most (unclear) of the practice. You have to go through that way, and come to that point, the less sensation you feel – it means you have joined into one with everything, therefore you don’t feel that kind of sensation anymore. Why is it you feel this sensation in the beginning, though? The alaya seeds are everywhere, you are in space in the universe, continue moving. The alaya seeds in your body, in everyone’s body, are not moving. The way you do this body movement, forming a mudra in that sequence, will create this kind of friction between the alaya seeds, in space and in your body – one is moving, one is dormant – they rub together and you feel this sensation. After a period of practicing, they now move the same, so you no longer feel that sensation any more. I said they will be at the same rhythm – I literally mean that. However the alaya seeds in space are moving, your dormant alaya seeds are now moving together as one. When you have attained to this stage, achieved this stage, your body becomes stronger. Stronger, very strong. Very healthy. Then wisdom will reveal itself. You will not have wisdom if you are sick all the time.
Audience Member: What are some ways that we can sustain this energy that Master Yu gave us?
Kuo: Sign up for the weekend workshop so you can learn how to do it for yourself! (Laughter)
Dechan Jueren: I said to keep your eyes closed but you opened your eyes! What do you feel?
Audience Member: (Unclear)
Dechan Jueren: Scared of what? Don’t worry, if you keep your eyes closed no body’s going to do anything. What do you feel for pain right now?
Audience Member: It’s only in one place right now.
Dechan Jueren: Okay, so we pretty much shrank the size of the pain to that one region. One piece of advice for you – in the future, avoid drinking the cold stuff – no ice whatsoever – and don’t eat cold foot. Get off the refrigerated stuff. It’s not a good idea. Okay, for lady with the movement difficulty, what do you feel right now?
Audience Member: Very relaxed, and I’m able to move the toes on my right foot, which I couldn’t before.
Dechan Jueren: Okay, for the lady with the yeast infection, what do you feel now?
Audience Member: Very hot, and almost a kind of numbness, or coolness, around the infected area.
Dechan Jueren: Do you feel there seems to be some kind of a flowing movement downward?
Audience Member: I think maybe some energy flowing downward.
Dechan Jueren: For the lady with the pain between the shoulder blades, what do you feel now?
Audience Member: It’s been opening this whole time. A lot of opening.
Dechan Jueren: For the young lady with the Chrone’s Disease, you need to keep your eyes closed, and what do you feel now?
Audience Member: I feel relaxed.
Kuo: Okay, does anybody else have any questions? About the future or anything else?
Audience Member: Does pain have a purpose?
Kuo: Does pain have a purpose? Yes, so you know you’re alive. (Laughter) Seriously, because that’s kind of a warning sign. It tells the body – watch out, be careful. If you don’t feel anything, literally, you could die from it. I’m talking literally. Because a lot of people who lose sensation on their skin, they cut themselves, and they don’t know it – they bleed to death. So pain has a purpose; it’s a warning sign to watch out, take care of yourself.
Audience Member: If it’s a chronic pain?
Kuo: Chronic pain is usually from the mind – it’s stress.
Audience Member: Can Master Yu … he mentioned the five things not to do when you are receiving healing…
Dechan Jueren: Those points I mentioned last time – those are actually requirements. I require the people who come to healing for me to follow these requirements. I can make those kind of requirements for people in China, but not here! (Laughter) People will tell you, if you make too many requirements of people here, they are sue-happy – they will say you are infringing on their whatever! So those are basically the requirements I have everybody follow strictly in China, if they want to receive healing from me. Those are requirements for terminal cancer patients. If they are terminal in the case, they may only have one day to live, that’s the idea, and they come to me for healing – they must follow those requirements if they want to receive healing from me. So when I lived in Beijing, China, for all those years, many terminal cancer patients came for healing. If they wanted to stay there and get a healing from me, they must follow all the requirements. If they break the rules, they’re out of there.
- Only for in China, not for this country! No Chemo radiation whatsoever. If Chemo is so successful, how many patients do not have cancer? How many successes are there really with Chemo? Chemo can only control temporarily – after that, sometimes the problem surfaces again, and make it worse.
- No medication pills whatsoever.
- No smoking on any thing, and no drinking of alcohol.
- No acupuncture. No massage. No bodywork of any kind. Let me put it this way – if this is a very expert acupuncturist, this acupuncturist may be able to help – in some case by case – but the average acupuncturist will only spread the cancer further in other areas, by trying to needle the person.
- That’s the last one that I mentioned. Don’t drink any cold stuff, don’t eat any cold food.
- And there’s actually a number six! Be extra careful you don’t catch a cold. The common cold complicates everything.
- Avoid any stress. Avoid anything that will agitate you.
Dechan Jueren: If they follow my requirement, and don’t break any of these rules, I guarantee in so many days – they will be completely healed. And the guarantee is not words coming from the mouth – it is by modern medical examination. When I first came to the U.S., I didn’t know what was going on with this country yet, so I almost made the same requirements for everybody. There were some people that were friendly towards me, and they warned me: You can not make those requirements; you may bring a lot of problems, and then they may sue you – because would be, in a sense, practicing medicine without a license, and that kind of stuff. (Laughter) Some Americans I know, (unclear), if you begin to make those requirements and they have to follow strictly, even if they agree before hand, they still will bring a lawsuit against you later. Therefore I never make any requirements in this country, if anybody comes for healing. But however, I can tell you for those cancer patients I came to meet in the U.S., if they followed all the rules that I laid down, then they are still alive today. Of course, there are also those young men and young women that have terminal cancer. They don’t follow the rules so well. They all pass away. It is sad, but there is nothing I can do if they don’t follow the rules. But this is in China. Anybody, any patient that comes to me, I will not let that person die; if they stick to the program – follow the rules – they will not die. It’s not that I don’t care about American people. In fact, I see everybody on this earth as my own people. Whatever people is suffering pain, I feel this for them. But when I see them smile, then I am satisfied. I am happy. After all, I am a religious person, and I am the kind of person that has no desire to find an argument in anything. I can only say that I am the kind of person who is willing to help those who really need the help. Even to the point I am willing to suffer in their place, bring their pain on me, so they can be free of their sufferings.
Audience Member: Can MasterYu talk about sugar and sweets…
Dechan Jueren: How much you eat is a habit. It’s a lifestyle, a habit. Some people use more sugar, some people use less sugar. Whatever you have an excess amount of, it can turn any good thing into something bad. Let’s say this person is very healthy. His body is functioning at his optimal state, and the body takes care of itself very well, and he is very strong. Whatever he eats doesn’t matter – how much he eats, or whatever he eats – the body will get rid of the excess, and absorb everything so it’s only a little amount of nutrients. So he will take care of himself and he doesn’t have to worry too much about it. Why do I say it’s a habit? Because whatever you eat or how much you eat is a habit. This kind of habit you developed, and stuck to it, because you couldn’t change it any more, and since an early age. By now, you are just used to eating that way. For example, I am a Northern Chinese, and for most Northern Chinese, they don’t eat much sweet stuff. Therefore, since a very young age, I eat very little sweet stuff – very little sugar. So now this become my habit. If I take anything that is a little bit sweet, or too sweet, I do not take it. I like to eat salty food. In America, there’s a lot of sweet stuff, and none of this sweet stuff do I like! I have tried it, but I still prefer the salty food.
Audience Member: How do we protect against environmental pollutants and carcinogens?
Dechan Jueren: How about this – let me teach you a simple technique to purify the air. So this is for the next few days, I will teach not only how to purify the air, but also how to purify the food, so you can get rid of anything bad. So today I will teach you how to purify the air first, then I will teach you how to purify the food.
Kuo: Then we need to get ready for tomorrow’s purifying the food, because he needs some two items – so he can compare different kinds, sweet, salty, or plain taste.
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SARS, Empowered Pendants, Abhiseka, and the Medicine Buddha Dharma Meditation
Living Buddha Dechan Jueren
Mantic Arts Wellness Center – East Longmeadow, MA
Clear Light Temple
April 17th, 2003
Translated by: Jaliniprabhakumara
Transcribed by: Jordana H.
And if one catches this virus, the symptoms seem like it is just the common cold. Then they begin to have cough. And now, the symptoms seem to be pneumonia. But once the symptoms seem to be pneumonia, the patient may have only 3-9 days, and then they will die. As a matter of fact, I can tell you also there are some doctors infected with SARS, a few actually died, trying to treat these patients. Ever since the 9-11 events, those highly accomplished enlightened Living Buddhas and Buddhist practitioners in China have realized what will soon come into this world in the next few years, so they … the first news after 9-11, they came together and did a prayer ceremony. They pray and chant the mantra and empower many pendants and different clothing, shoes, and hats. But since 9-11, the foreign relations between China and U.S. arent so good, and most of this stuff you cannot ship to the U.S. in large quantities. For example, this pendant we have here – we have brought them over in a suitcase. We would not be able to bring a large quantity of them, or ship them in large quantities right now. These are the pendants that’s been empowered by these living Buddhas. There are actually 11 Living Buddhas and 108 high lamas from Beijing, from the Yellow Temple and the Palace of Harmonies. All of them came together and empowered these pendants. They can bring to the wearer perfections, because this is a focal point for the Universal energy. It will form a field of protection, or increase your aura strength, to form that field of protection to prevent you catching all these viruses. And also protect you from other problems, in addition to that, it will also change your luck. Most people today certainly have doubts and suspicions of what I just said. Can this little pendant really do all what he said? Can it have this kind of power? Let’s give a try here. Just relax, and turn your hands over, with your palms facing up. What do you feel? What sensations do you feel in your hand when I swing the pendant like that?
What about if I move this way? What’s the sensation like?
Audience: Cold …
Now what about this way? Can you feel the difference?
Audience: Oh yeah!
What do you feel this time?
Let’s say I just hold it, and put out your hands, face towards the pendants. What do you feel this way?
For those who are sensitive enough, or perceptive enough, you may feel this or you can actually see some thing. If you wear this pendant, it will protect you from viruses and disasters. But these things, we only have a limited quantity in the U.S. We are not able to bring them into the U.S. in large quantities. Because of recent events in the world, that is why I decided to break from tradition and teach the Medicine Buddha dharma to the public. Traditionally, that is only for the initiated students. Throughout history, only the initiated students can receive this kind of empowered teaching of Medicine Buddha. Medicine Buddha Dharma teachings – once you practice them, not only you can prevent yourself from catching all sorts of viruses, but you can actually apply this technique and heal others who have it. But in order to learn this Medicine Buddha Dharma teachings, you have to learn this mantra. In order to receive this mantra, you must first receive an Abisheka. An Abisheka is a form of Buddhist baptism, or a transference of power.
So, is there any questions, or anything you don’t understand? Or any doubts, or anything you don’t believe?
Q: What does the baptism involve?
Kuo: It’s called Abisheka. Literally translated, it means baptism. It involves – it’s like a besprinklement. It literally means to put the dew of wisdom on you. And that turns the person’s soul around. It’s not imagination. A lot of people receive Abisheka, and in the beginning they all have this kind of doubts and questions. Afterwards many of them are surprised by the power, and how they feel after the Abisheka. All I can tell you is – this kind of baptism is for real. I have no comment for today – so many things in today’s world are not for real. So, this involves reality! I can tell you, if there are no questions – the water is not tap water. Nor is it bottled water or rain water. It comes from this little tiny kettle. We never fill the water in there. Many of the people, many of the students begin to realize this. Because he never, you know, gets a chance to do anything except teachings. And no body ever sees anybody putting water in the kettle. Last time we were in Maui, Hawaii, we had over 68 – I think 68 people – got Abisheka. All from this little kettle. After it’s over, when you shake it, there is still water in there. He said, “I will do this again, and there will still be water in there.” A little girl looked inside and said, “This is magic.” This is not ordinary water. This Abisheka or baptism is for real. You can think of this as Divine Dew. Even if you heard this now, you still will not believe it. I am so curious, I ask Master – What’s the theory? What makes it work this way? He said, When you attain enlightenment you will see and you will understand. Any questions? Anybody?
Dechan Jueren: If there are no questions, just relax, keep your hands facing up, and I will give you this healing. Keep your hands palm facing up and just relax… As long as you relax and keep your palms facing up, you will begin to have sensations, whether on your hands, on the bottoms of your feet, or through your body.
What do you feel now?
Audience: Cool breeze…
What else do you feel, besides cool breeze?
Audience: Heat in my hands…
Dechan Jueren: I have made this announcement two days ago, or three days ago. As long as you sit like this, every evening from 9:30 – 10:30, wherever you are, if you do this you will receive this healing from me while I am in the area. There are three more days you can do this. This period of time that I am still in time, I will provide this healing. This kind of healing is to help you improve your health, and also to improve your luck. You can even tell this to your friends, your family, your relatives. They can also do this every evening from 9:30-10:30, just the way you are doing right now, and they will receive this blessing from me. They don’t even have to know me. Just do it during this time, and it will be effective.
This type of healing, of Esoteric Dharma, is through mantra. It is not like Qi Gong. There is no need for movement or breathings and so on. You can not see that I do anything else; what I do is through mantras.
What do you feel now? What sensations do you feel?
Dechan Jueren: What do you feel in your hands, or on the bottom of your feet?
Audience: Like I’ve been plugged into an electrical socket – not like a volt, but like an energy…! I feel like my whole body has been thrown against that wall! (Laughter)
Dechan Jueren: You can see I’m just sitting here all this time! (Laughter) Some of you have this kind of sensation or that sensation – how curious! If this is not strange enough, this evening, from 9:30 – 10:30, try it again. The sensation may even be stronger. This may not only improve your health, but it may also change your luck.
I know many people have been exposed to Esoteric Buddhism or other kinds of disciplines, but you have not seen this kind right now. In the Tibetan disciplines, traditionally they don’t do this type of healing. They heal others with their own traditional medicine practice. But the Chinese lineage of Esoteric Buddhism, they don’t bother with any kind of herbs or any kind of medicine, except using only Buddha Dharma. Through practicing dharma, you will make every illness disappear. There will be really no need to take any medicine at all. Dharma can do many things. It can change water, change food, change the air, change your environment. If you can affect change on all these things, and many other things, then you will stay healthy, and you will never grow sick again.
Meanwhile, while you receive the healing, are there any questions in regards to anything? Funny, curious questions, interesting questions, or serious questions – any kind of questions.
Q: I use a mantra to meditate. Is there anything that can be, or should be done, that would enhance the meditation for healing? In my regular meditation I use a mantra. Is there any way to enhance that meditation, to bring a healing in?
Kuo: Yeah. You are referring to the regular meditation that you do.
Q: Regular meditation. Transcendental meditation.
Kuo: What mantra do you use?
Q: I use Transcendental Meditation mantra.
Kuo: From? Transcendental Meditation can refer to many things. Can you be more specific?
Q: Well, it’s just a mantra to do wherever, that you use over and over again.
Kuo: In the esoteric tradition, there is a long history in different disciplines. You know in the beginning, he talked earlier in the lecture, they first developed the system of mantra, and later developed the system of mudra. For quite a few thousand years, they only had mantra and mudra. Then gradually, over maybe 1,500 to 2,000 years ago, they added visualization to the mantra and mudra. So it is considered and accepted by most masters – if you want to complete meditations in the esoteric practice, then you should have learned all three mysteries – mystery of body, speech, and mind, which refers to mantra, mudra, and visualization. If any of these three components are missing in your meditation, it doesn’t mean your method is ineffective – it only means it may not be well developed.
Q: That’s why I’m asking, can I enhance it?
Kuo: Can you be more specific? Because in this school, Master’s discipline, you are welcome to sign up for the weekend retreat and learn his dharma meditations, which include all these three components… for most people it would not be enough (to have only mantra, or sound). Put it this way: ancient folks lived a much simpler life. Sounds were good enough, they could focus. Modern people have so many wandering thoughts. Sound may not be good enough, they still lose their focus. You need more tools, in a sense. These are only tools. Ancient folks were effective, even with only one tool. Modern people are so messed up (laughter).
Q: I’d like to know more about the Abisheka. Will you be having one?
Kuo: Abisheka – let me go over it again, elaborate a little bit more. Abisheka is a Sanskrit term. Literally translated, it means baptism. Abisheka is a form of Buddhist baptism by besprinklement, pouring of the Dew of Wisdom on the person receiving the Abisheka from the enlightened being. It appears to you as just water, but this is no ordinary water. As I described to you earlier, neither is it rain water, tap water, or bottled water. It is from a little kettle, and this kettle has water in there, filled by itself. No one ever has to fill it. That bottle only holds this much – maybe this much (showing with fingers) – in there. You can do Abishekas for hundreds of people – afterwards you shake it, there is still this much water in there. Every time we go on airplanes, go places to do the events like we came to Massachusetts and Connecticut, Dan usually carries the kettle. Going through the X-ray machine and checking the luggage and stuff, a couple of times airport security poured out so much that you could see all the stuff coming out and it seemed to be empty. Just sit the kettle on a table top again, and just leave it. A few days later, it is filled again with water. All I can tell you is, you can believe or not, but this is a fact, and this is for real. Whatever principle reason, I don’t know it either, I don’t understand it yet. But from what I can observe, all these years, the kettle has water that fills by itself. You don’t have to do anything to it. It’s not a magic kettle. It’s because of the mantra that it fills by itself.
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