Dharma Teachers, Brothers and Sisters, Amitabha! What can I say today? I am simply grateful and very moved. I fear that I am so moved I will not be able to say what is in my heart. In order to be responsible toward the law of karma, I drafted a statement.
I would first like to thank once more our magnificent Buddha Master. Out of great kindness, on August 6th of this year, the Buddha Master arranged that my wife, fellow student Hui-Hsiu Liu, pass away in the cross-legged posture and be reborn in the Pure Land. Even if my body were smashed to pieces for the Buddha Master, I could never repay such an act of great kindness.
On July 7th of this year, I flew from Seattle to Los Angeles in order to seek the dharma from the Buddha Master on behalf of my wife, fellow student Hui-Hsiu Liu. The Buddha Master was compassionate. His Holiness clearly and solemnly said to me, “If student Hui-Hsiu Liu practices this dharma, as well as its related seed syllable, I guarantee that she will pass away in the cross-legged posture and be reborn in the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss. Moreover, she will definitely not experience any pain at death.” It turned out just as the Buddha Master said. Before Hui-Hsiu Liu passed away, she did not even use morphine. She did not experience any pain at all. At about 5:00 in the morning on August 6th, fellow student Hui-Hsiu Liu sat up on her bed and said she was going to pass away. She then calmly put her favorite toy, a small cloth dog, in the same direction as she was facing. Then she got in the cross-legged sitting posture, put her hands in the mudra the Buddha Master taught her, and visualized the seed syllables. There she sat all the way until 9:55 that morning, when she passed away.
I would like to ask all of you dharma teachers and fellow students something. In today’s world or in modern history, what type of Master would dare to guarantee beforehand that if his disciple practices a dharma that he transmits, that disciple will pass away in the cross-legged posture at the predicted time? Fellow students, just what kind of a feat is that? If the Buddha-dharma were not real, if the Buddha Master’s state of realization were not that of a Buddha, then how could Hui-Hsiu Liu, who was in the last stage of cancer with lymphoma that had already spread throughout her entire body, calmly sit in the cross-legged posture, put her hands in a mudra, and tell me that she will now pass away? If the Buddha-dharma were not real, if the Buddha Master’s state of realization were not that of a Buddha, then how could she have passed away in the cross-legged posture exactly as the Buddha Master guaranteed beforehand? Doesn’t this clearly indicate the accuracy of the Buddha Master’s guarantee uttered beforehand, namely, that Hui-Hsiu Liu would pass away in the cross-legged posture and be reborn in the Pure Land? Doesn’t this also clearly indicate that our magnificent Buddha Master is a great holy being who represents the great Buddha-dharma? (Everybody replied: Amitabha!)
On August 5th, Sister Hui-Hsiu Liu’s situation was critical. From what my family members and I could see, her situation at that time was very critical. However, the Buddha Master told me over the phone quite resolutely, “Student Hui-Hsiu Liu will not pass away tonight. She will pass away tomorrow. You can set your mind at rest and let her sleep.” Dharma Teachers and fellow students, had the Buddha Master not seen long beforehand the exact time of Hui-Hsiu Liu’s passing, how could His Holiness confidently tell me that Sister Hui-Hsiu Liu would not pass away that night and that I should let her sleep? Just what type of a feat is that? Doesn’t this clearly demonstrate that H.H. Buddha Master is a holy being who represents the magnificent Buddha-dharma and that His Holiness is a saint of the highest magnitude?
On August 5th, the Buddha Master told me over the phone not to worry. His Holiness told me to set my mind at rest and let Sister Hui-Hsiu Liu sleep. At that time, I put the cell phone near the ear of Sister Hui-Hsiu Liu so that she could hear for herself the instructions of the Buddha Master spoken over the phone. After that call, she went to sleep.
The next day, which was August 6th, the day she would pass away, she awoke after 3:00 in the morning and told me that she had taken a trip to the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss. She then took a nap till about 5:00. After she awoke, she stated that she would now die. All of my family members suddenly became terribly worried. I tried to call the Master’s cell phone twenty or thirty times. However, the Master’s cell phone was turned off. In that state of helplessness, the only thing I could do was call the Buddha Master’s attendant, Brother Kuan. I imposed upon Brother Kuan to report to the Buddha Master that Sister Hui-Hsiu Liu might pass away very soon. Brother Kuan reported to the Buddha Master that Sister Hui-Hsiu Liu from Seattle had already passed away. That took place on August 6th sometime after 5:00 in the morning. Scolding Brother Kuan, the Buddha Master said, “Nonsense. The time of her death that I arranged with the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas has not yet come. How, then, could student Hui-Hsiu Liu have passed away? That would be impossible.” Brother Kuan then told the Buddha Master that he heard that information from me. Of course, Brother Kuan believed me since I was at the side of Sister Hui-Hsiu Liu. However, the Buddha Master, who was two thousand miles away from Seattle, scolded Brother Kuan for speaking nonsense, saying that the prearranged time for the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to escort student Hui-Hsiu Liu away had not yet arrived and that student Hui-Hsiu Liu could therefore not have died.
Dharma Teachers and fellow students, how is it that the Buddha Master, who was two thousand miles away from Seattle, could have such confidence when His Holiness told Brother Kuan that Sister Hui-Hsiu Liu could not possibly have died? Dharma Teachers and fellow students, just what kind of a feat is that? Doesn’t this once more clearly demonstrate what kind of a holy being our Buddha Master is? (Everybody replied: Amitabha!) The Buddha Master was 100% certain. His Holiness was absolutely sure. This proves that the Buddha Master communicated with Amitabha Buddha. Otherwise, how could the Buddha Master arrange for the Three Holy Ones of the Western Paradise to escort Sister Hui-Hsiu Liu to the Pure Land after her death? The time of her death was prearranged long ago. Otherwise, how could the Buddha Master state with such certainty that the time of Sister Hui-Hsiu Liu’s death had not yet come and that she could not possibly have already died? Fellow students, what if the Buddha Master’s words turned out to be mistaken?
After 7:00 in the morning on August 6th, the Buddha Master telephoned the President of the International Buddhism Sangha Association, Venerable Dharma Teacher Long Hui. The Buddha Master told her to go to the temple immediately and formally announce to all of the temple’s dharma teachers that they must at once travel to Seattle because student Hui-Hsiu Liu from Seattle will pass away that very day. The Buddha Master also solemnly declared, “However, she has not yet passed away.” I would like to ask everyone something. No mater how ignorant, stupid, or simple-mined we may be, we should understand something. After 5:00 in the morning on August 6th, Brother Kuan reported to the Buddha Master that Hui-Hsiu Liu had already passed away. Yet, the Buddha Master had Venerable Dharma Teacher Long Hui go to the temple to declare openly that student Hui-Hsiu Liu had not yet died but that she will die that very day. The Buddha Master also instructed the dharma teachers to take off for Seattle immediately in order to conduct ceremonies for the deceased. Dharma teachers and fellow students, what other master in the world today would dare openly and formally announce before the death of a disciple that such disciple will pass away that very day? Doesn’t this clearly demonstrate to the people of the world that our Buddha Master represents the supreme and authentic dharma of the Buddhas? (They replied, “Yes! Yes!”
On July 7th, on behalf of my wife, Sister Hui-Hsiu Liu, I beseeched the Buddha Master to transmit dharma. From that day until August 6th, when Hui-Hsiu Liu passed away, thirty days passed. Everything that occurred during that thirty-day period could only be explained by the fact that the Buddha Master represents the supreme and authentic dharma of the Buddhas. I could not find another master in the entire world who could resolve all of my many doubts about the seemingly impossible things that occurred.
Everything that I have just described, as well as many things that occurred that I did not describe today, is true. All of these occurrences are factual. I, Mark Lin, am not the only one to have personally seen them take place. My three children, Yi-Chien Lin, Yi-Pei Lin, and Ye-Shan Lin, as well as my son-in-law Chris, were all present. If anything that I have just stated is false in the slightest, I am willing, together with my three children and son-in-law, to descend into the Vajra Hell realm with no chance of ever being released from there. (Everybody replied: Amitabha! Amitabha!) I am disciple Wu Dao. My Chinese secular name is Yung-Mao Lin. My English secular name is Mark Lin. I sincerely make this vow before the Three Jewels. Today is September 3rd, 2003.
** Buddha Master is Dorje Chang Buddha III