Follow-up from Powa Service
From: Yutang Lin
Sent: Monday, December 27, 2010 10:10 AM
To: Dharma Friends
Subject: FW: follow-up from powa service
Tell her that it is good that she conveyed the experience to me and forwarded the thanks from her ancesters to me.
In this way we can share this with all on my list, and even post it among the Powa articles, so more will be benefitted after they learn about this.
May all beings attain Enlightenment soon!
From: powa service
Sent: Monday, December 27, 2010 5:49 AM
To: Yutang Lin
Subject: Fw: follow-up from powa service
From: Mary K AK
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2010 8:27 PM
To: powa service
Subject: follow-up from powa service
Dear Dr Lin,
I apologize for taking much time to write to you since you performed the powa service for my ancestors/grandparents.
I believe it is indeed a powerful blessing ceremony and wish to narrate you my experience. On the eve of the powa service I dreamed of being in a temple offering incense sticks to different protective guardians (buddhist-taoist). I was surrounded by my family, and yet also the place was crowded with many souls coming from many different places of the world. I was brought there by a young tall man, who was leading many "student" souls, in a kind of "school bus".
My parents were also there, as well as my siblings. We were making incense and light offerings to both Earth and Heavenly Guardians/Gods/Deities/Bodhisattvas...I clearly remember a large golden statue in the middle of the temple courtyard which was so big, so bright that I could not see the face even when I tried to look up..
I felt there was a ceremony going on, giving out blessings to the souls departed. I felt blessed to know of this, even in a dream-state. I woke up the next morning, realizing it is the day you are to perform the Powa service for the deceased souls.
It might seem weird, but it has been many days since I dreamed of this and I still clearly see and remember everything...I also felt compelled to write to you about this...
I apologize for taking much time to narrate you this...I thought it must be only my mind making this up, and I was also suddenly hospitalized (I believe some of my bad karma also ripened). Today I woke up and upon chanting the Medicine Buddha mantra and reading your website articles, I decided that I should lose no time and write to you my experience.
I now feel relieved and have no expectations in you believing me or not...
Thank you for all Dr Lin...I feel your prayers have immensely benefited my family ancestors and they wished me to tell you thank you...
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