Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Completed 100,000 Prostrations and Reminder from Ven. Master Hsuan Hua

Recently I realised that I have completed my 100,000 mark prostrations. It was a practice I started sometime in 2006 I think. I started off very slowing, I think doing prostrations only in the weekends. Then I do it everyday. Later I increased the prostrations to about 50 per day, and 108 during Saturdays. Then I increased it to 54 per day, except on Saturdays that is. I thought I will never be able to complete it but slowly, bit by bit, I managed to complete it. Now I am over the threshold. I completed the mark sometime in July this year but did not realise it till recently. When I realised it, it dawned on me that at around that time, I bumped into a dharma brother who is also a disciple of one of Ven. Master Hsuan Hua's students. When he found out that I am a direct disciple of Ven. Master, he said something about doing 10,000 prostrations. Although I have never forgotten about the 10,000 bows of Master Hua, that remark by the dharma brother came at such a timely manner when I have completed /almost completed the 100,000 prostrations. You think it is a coincident? Based on my experience, I don't think so. So, now I realised it was a reminder from the Buddhas and Venerable Master Hua, that I must complete the 10,000 bows too. It was also an acknowledgement that they are aware of my practices. Considering my difficult life, especially my working life, it is incidences like this that makes my life a little comforting.

I want to thank the Buddhas and  Ven. Master Hsuan Hua for still keeping my practice in your holy minds. Thank you!

I want to dedicate the 100,000 prostrations of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche's good health and continue to teach the Buddha Dharma!

I also want to dedicate the 100,000 to my other Tibetan Gurus, Zen Gurus, my other Buddhist teachers and Dharma friends - May they all have the excellent conditions for the dharma practice and dharma teachings!

Although I may not always be keeping true to my practice, and I do have my personal faults, it does look like the Buddhas and my Venerable Masters never gave up on me. And to this, I appreciate very much! Thank you!  

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