PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE VENERABLE MASTER
Continued from issue #66
by the Venerable Master Hua
SEES A GOLDEN DRAGON AT CH'AO-YANG CAVE #32
Moreover at that time, there was a golden-scaled dragon in the tremendous breakers which swelled from the sea in front of Ch'ao-yang cave. Although its entire body, four legs, and fish-like tail were all visible, its head was not. After a while it submerged. Perhaps this dragon appeared, sensing that a highly virtuous, eminent Sangha member had arrived, and came out to welcome him. It was an immortal guardian spirit who showed its respect by extending its projection.
The Gatha says:
Out in front of the Ch'ao-yang cave,
He saw a golden dragon,
Itís entire body of golden hue,
Itís four legs visible.
Why indeed I ask you,
Now came this apparition?
Destined for the other shore,
was a sagely man.