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「Greater Illumination」 Brightened up my Childhood
My mum is with Bodhi Meditation since 1999. From young, I have been listening to mum on the many benefits she received personally at Bodhi Meditation, as well as many other miraculous testimonials. I remained her most loyal audience and thus began my association with Bodhi Meditation. I remembered during my childhood days, my eyes captured double images. In 1993, when I was 5 years old, my doctor discovered that I had “lazy eye’ syndrome in the left eye. As part of the treatment process, I had to put on a pair of ugly goggles. This soon became my daily phobia as I was jeered often by my classmates and had to restrain my urge to abandon these ugly goggles.
One day, in Year 2000, I went again to examine my eyes. The doctor frowned and told my mum, “She has not shown improvement in her eyesight after such a long treatment. If there is no further improvement in another 3 months, it is advisable to enroll her in a special school to correct her vision.”
Later, by chance I met Master JinBodhi. I remember clearly Master looked at me gently and said, “Don’t worry, it will be ok! You should practice MGI (meditation of greater illumination) frequently. Since then, I practiced MGI under my mom’s supervision in the evenings after school and in the mornings on holidays. I felt my mind was very clear and my eyes a lot more relaxed after each practice.
Soon, it was time to have another eyes examination. I remembered the doctor said in an unbelievable tone, “How did the corrections happen so quickly? Your daughter does not need to go to the special school, nor does she need the goggles.” I was very happy to hear this. It was a big joyous moment for my whole family.
I wish.. I was the sunlight, to warm up others..
I was a shy girl since young and I was uneasy amongst crowds. With repeated encouragement from Master, I plucked up my courage to sing and express myself in front of the crowd. Soon, I overcame my shyness and continued to motivate myself chanting “I am most confident!”, a phrase from the Master’s Golden Words for his students. I developed strong self confidence and I participated in various oral presentation and mass communication events, both in school and in social settings. I was able to express myself fluently and perform well in these events.
I grew up in the extended family of Bodhi Meditation and have practiced 14 years to date. I have a deep realization that I had grown up and walked the path with the auspicious blessings of Medicine Buddha. Whenever I close my eyes and immerse into the meditative state of GI, I can visualize the sky, ocean, brightness and can feel the immensity of the universe and the insignificance of self.
I learnt wisdom to deal with life issues from Master’s Dharma talks. Master had said, “Youngsters! work hard and be broad minded, as broad as the universe. You should stay happy everyday and bring happiness to others around you.” I practiced what I learnt from the Master. At work, my diligence and responsible attitude has won trust and praises from my superiors.
Increasingly, I learnt to embrace the virtues of respect, gratitude and tolerance. I have great hope for the future, and will continue to work hard and build my competence to bring warmth to reach out to those in need of help.
(Note: Effect of meditation varies according to individual)