Filial Son Wang Practiced Filiality
Beside the Grave for Six Years
Speaking of that, I recall another true incident
I would like to relate to you. This is no story, it's a true tale.
When I was in Manchuria there were several
causes and conditions which inspired me to cultivate the Way. The
person whom I admired the most in Manchuria was Filial Son Wong. He
started his filial period of mourning when he was twenty-eight. It gets very cold in Manchuria. He used wooden
boards and nails to build a small hut, but it didn't keep out the
He lived there for three years and then continued the
filial mourning period for another three years. He spent six years
there altogether. During the last year, he did not talk to anyone, no
matter who came to visit him. Every day he sat in that small hut
either meditating or reciting sutras. He recited the Vajra Sutra.