Sunday, October 31, 2010

Let the bad habits die...

Mahabodhiyana is "dead". He was beaten up by a road bully on October 26, 2010 equivalent to 19th day of the 9th lunar month - Kuan Yin Pu Sa's renunciation day).

Well.. one version has it that Kuan Yin saved him and the road bully manage to control his anger and didnot do any violence. Which version is correct will depend actually. If old habits die hard, he will be resurrected and live again, and the yidam will have no chance of manifesting on his body.

No, I am not sure who I am. Who is this "I"? If it is the impatient, angry, desirous peson that had lived for the alst few decades, then it is Mahabodhiyana again. If it is a gentler, patient, less desires person, then it is more of the yidam taking over. I realise that letting the yidam take over is the purpose when we dissolve it into our body, mind and speech. During that process, your old "self" has to give way to the enlightened yidam to manifest. If after your meditation period, the old habits still persist, then it means you have not effectively transformed yourself into the yidam. "You", as you know it, has to die!

So, on that fateful day, two important lessons learned:-

1. The old self has to give way. I got to let the enlightened energy of Amitabha's Primal Vow manifest and take over me so that I can benefit more people.

2. It is when our lives are at stake that we truely experience the realisation of the precious human rebirth. When our lives are not at stake, the experience of precious human rebirth will not truely sink into our hearts and mind.

So, I have to monitor myself for the few weeks, few months, few years... to check if the old Mahabodhiyana still lives or that he had indeed died. We'll see.

Anyway, I thank the Great Bodhisattva of Compassion of allowing compassion to manifest on that day and saved a life...even though that life is of not much worth. But he will try to make it worthy of your saving his life in the future. And thank you for the availability of the Masters programme. Namo Kuan Shih Yin Pu Sa! Namo Amitabha!

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