Several years ago a friend introduced Guo Nan to Gold Summit Sagely Monastery. Because his only language is Cantonese and because he didn't have much understanding of Buddhism, he would come every Sunday morning to bow to the Buddhas and then return home after the vegetarian meal without even conversing with anyone. Originally he was afflicted with rheumatism and didn't get around well. But after two years of bowing to the Buddha, his illness gradually got better and he resolved to take refuge with the Venerable Master. Slowly he learned what it meant to be a disciple of the Buddha and to protect and support the Triple Jewel.
One time he went to Gold Buddha Sagely Monastery in Vancouver to bow to the Buddhas. After he returned, he dreamed of the Venerable Master, who said to him, “Just bow here[at Gold Summit Monastery]. Don't go running around here and there [because he often went to other Way-places to worship.]” He replied to the Master, “I have hands and feet and am capable of getting around. Why does the Master advise me not to go other places?” After that, the Venerable Master went from Vancouver to Seattle to propagate the Dharma and when the Dharma assembly was over, Guo Nan went to the airport to see the Master off. The Master called him to his side and said, “You should listen to what I say!” As he was kneeling there, Guo Nan recalled the dream of a few nights ago and answered, “I will! I will listen to the Master's instruction.”“ From then on, he stopped going to other temples and began to single-mindedly protect and support Gold Summit Monastery. Once when a Dharma Assembly was being held at the Monastery, there weren't enough lunch-table stools and so he volunteered to go around borrowing some. Unable to find any suitable ones, he decided to purchase them instead and bought 200 stools. Also, twice when the Monastery changed locations, Guo Nan helped move the large Buddha images.
In January, 1995, he dreamed again of the Venerable Master who appeared magnificent atop the ocean-looking just like a Buddha seated there in full lotus and floating directly westward. Guo Nan was delighted and thought to himself, Shr Fu has already realized the fruition of Buddhahood! [At that time he had no idea that the Master was ill]. In April Guo Nan had another dream in which he saw the Master ill and in a hospital. Guo Nan was distressed. When the Master passed into stillness, Guo Nan shaved his head to pay his filial respects to the Master. He also went to Los Angeles to accompany the Master's body to Long Beach Sagely Monastery and join the funeral ceremonies. Although Guo Nan may not have profound understanding of the Buddhadharma, nonetheless, he vows to always respectfully uphold the Venerable Master’s teachings.