─ Christina Nunez 的菩提禪修見證
( 撰文：Christina Nunez, 翻譯 & 攝影：Dawn T. )
由於時間不湊巧，我一直未能如願參加菩提禪修課程。直到最近，我終於能夠順利參加 2010年 9月為期8天半的健身班。第一天，我不知道自己能撐多久，而且，因為我從來沒有禪修的經驗，也不確定自己適不適合禪修。但是隨著課程的進展，我發現菩提禪修非常容易學習，而且這裡的每個人都那麼地溫暖和熱情。我很驚訝身體的疼痛及其它症狀這麼快得到改善，我感到精力充沛、心情平和，並能睡得安穩，這是我多年來一直夢寐以求而不可得的呀。
Bodhi Meditation Testimony
by Christina Nunez
During the summer of 2009, I was sitting in one of my many doctors offices and I came across a pile of magazines that listed various holistic and alternative medical approaches. I stumbled upon an article about Puti Meditation listing benefits for individuals with back pain, depression etc. I had been suffering from chronic back pain and depression for a few years and was scheduled for back surgery in late August 2009, so I was instantly interested. At this point in my life, I had tried various medications, medical procedures, alternative medicines and religious sectors, so I figured what did I have to lose. I was hopeful that I would receive “minimal” relief from my chronic back pain and depression. I had spent the last few years attending various doctor appointments, taking my 6 year old daughter to and from school, with the rest of my day spent in bed.
After two attempts and a year later, I was gratefully able to attend the 8 1/2-day Fitness Program in September 2010. On the first day of the Fitness Program, I was not sure how long I would be able to endure the session and since I had no prior experience with meditation I was not so sure that I would be a good candidate. As the days of the Fitness Program progressed I found that Puti Meditation was extremely easy to learn and to practice and everyone was so warm and welcoming. I was amazed at how quickly I experienced relief from my pain and how my body was able to sit, stand and bend in ways that I had not been able to do for years. I felt energetic, peaceful and was able to sleep soundly which I had also been unable to do for years. My emotional state was transformed in a matter of days.
At the conclusion of my second day, I stayed behind to receive a blessing from two of Puti Meditation teachers which relieved much of the stress and tension that I had been experiencing. After my second day, my six year old daughter Natalie noticed the difference in my demeanor and temperament. I shared Puti Meditation with her and told her that someday I would like her to join me, but was unsure if she could stay focused. I played one of Master JinBodhi’s chanting CDs for her and she said, “Look mommy, I can do it” as she sat in the Lotus position for 15 consecutive minutes. I was surprised and excited about her “new found” ability. At the conclusion of my fourth day, one of the disciples whom had befriended me, was my voice as we humbly asked Master Guan-Hai if he would help me with my back pain. He graciously gave me instructions on how to proceed immediately, that night and the next morning before returning to the Fitness Program. That night as I drove home, I felt that my car was being illuminated from the sky and that everyone around me could see this too. I followed Master Guan-Hai’s instructions and the next day felt an overwhelming sense of peace, tranquility and well being.
On my sixth day, I had an extremely spiritual life-like encounter with the Medicine Buddha. When He appeared to me, I told Him that I was sorry for taking so long to come to Puti Meditation. I told Him that I was so grateful for the physical and emotional healing that I had received in such a short time. I could see a deep compassion in His eyes, and could feel His arms embracing me as He said to me, “Don’t worry my child, what’s important is that you are here now”. Being that I am American of Mexican descent and was raised in the Catholic religion, this was a very unexpected yet powerful experience for me. Every time I speak about this incredible moment with Medicine Buddha I have to do everything I can to hold back the overwhelming emotion that I felt that first time I met Him.
Thanks to Puti Meditation my life has been dramatically transformed. Just two month later, I have completed an eight-week exercise program something I thought I would never be able to participate in again. I have now found a whole world of opportunities to look forward to. I now know that I can and will be the Mother I have only dreamed of being. My daughter is extremely happy that we are able to participate in various activities outside the home, in fact when we stop for rest now she wonders why. Words cannot express my overwhelming deeply emotional gratitude to the most compassionate Medicine Buddha, Mater JinBodhi for discovering Puti Meditation and his willingness to share with the world, and to Master Guan-Hai for his compassion, healing energy and for open to all regardless of religious background or nationality. I like to thank all of the wonderful interpreters who without their help my life would not have been so deeply touched. Thanks to all the teachers, disciples and the entire Puti Medication family at the Alhambra Meditation Center and surrounding area centers.
Affectionately and with deepest gratitude,