At the End of His Filial Mourning,
a Dharma Protector Presented a Sage
When his last three years of mourning were
almost over, he had a false thought,
"Mount Qian (Thousand) and Mount Guangning
(Expansive Tranquility) are two famous mountains in Manchuria. In
those two mountains, many thousand-year-old Bhikshus are cultivating.
After I complete this mourning period, I also will go there to
cultivate the Way."
Two days after he had that false thought, while
he was sitting in meditation he heard a Dharma Protector say to him,
"Today a nobleman will come to visit you." When he heard that a
nobleman was coming, he assumed it would be a high official of some
kind. He just waited.