Powa Service at Majdanek Concentration Camp
This morning we followed Guru to Majdanek Concentration Camp, Lublin to perform Powa service. That is the camp left behind where Nazi German army used to kill people of several races (mostly Jewish) during World War II. Over five hundred thousand people were killed in this camp. There is a round mound of ashes of those killed here to warn of the cruelty of war to all. Nowadays many people come to pay tribute here. Polish government built a cement roof for this ash mound, and on behalf of the victims, there is a sentence carved in Polish on the roof, "Our fate is a warning to you!"
Looking at this warning and witnessing the ash mound, it makes me feel mournful. It is said that there are several similar camps in some other cities in Poland, and it is also around five hundred thousand people killed in each camp.
After Guru has performed Powa, while I was scattering nectar rice onto the ash mound, cold air surrounded me, and I felt goose-bumps on my arms, in my heart I know that those deceased gathered around me to get the nectar rice. Our Polish Dharma brother, Pure Patience told us later that, when he went to the crematory to scatter the nectar rice, he saw many deceased swallowing this nectar rice quickly.
After scattering blessed rice and while walking besides Guru, Guru said to me, when we arrived Lublin two days ago (6th of June), as soon as he lied down on bed with eyes closed at night, he saw a mother with two kids coming into the room through the window, the faces of the two kids immediately changed into skulls, and then changed to hideous look, surrounding them were also many hideous heads. Guru knew that they were from the concentration camp to request for salvation. Guru then said to them, "I will perform Powa for your salvation two days later, so you can go back now at ease." They disappeared after that.
May all these deceased who were killed during the war get salvation the soonest, and attain rebirth in Pureland! Amitabha Buddha!
Written by disciple Ji Hu
寄件者： Shu Zhen
Photos taken during performing Powa service by Guru Lin at Majdanek Concentration Camp in Lublin, Poland on June 8, 2014.A short report is attached.
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