When the Venerable Master was in
Taiwan in 1993, at the end of every Dharma session people would crowd
around asking questions. If the Master gave them a tap with his cane,
it lessened their karma and cured their illnesses. To Upasaka Guo Gui
Huang, a physician who had not studied Buddhism before, this was truly
A while later he became infected
with an eye ailment which the Master mentions in his commentary on the
Great Compassion Heart Dharani Sutra as the “red eye disease.” He
visited Chinese and Western doctors everywhere, yet none could cure
him. Then a kind-hearted person advised him to eat daily a meal of red
beans, green beans, black beans, brown rice, and the seeds of Job's
tears cooked together, as well as to repent of his karmic obstacles,
practice charity, and sincerely recite Guanshiyin Bodhisattva's name.
He followed the advice for over a month, and his eye ailment gradually
subsided and did not recur.
Later Upasaka Huang started to
read the Venerable Master's Dharma talks and explanations of Sutras and
understood how horrible karmic retributions could be and how precious
the Buddhadharma was. In 1994 he took refuge with the Master. He went
to Dharma Realm Buddhist Books Distribution Association on every
holiday to attend the Dharma session or work as a volunteer there.
Over long years of medical
practice, he has witnessed the agony of the dying. That is why he
agreed to serve as the chairman of the Dharma Realm Buddhist Recitation
Society. For three years he has been in charge of contacting society
members to recite for the dying and help them be reborn in the West.
Seeing the auspicious signs at the time of the patients' deaths fills
Upasaka Huang with Dharma joy and makes all the hard work worthwhile.
Every time people were needed to
recite for the dying, or if the temple had an urgent task, Upasaka
Huang would immediately close his clinic and ride his motorcycle
through the back roads to avoid the traffic between Xinzhuang and
Taipei. He was always eager to support the Dharma and help others.
Upasaka Huang has a quiet
personality. He always gives the credit to others and blames himself.
He has tried to practice the Venerable Master's instructions to
cultivators to be kind, humble, and respectful to all. Having taken
refuge with the Master, he feels he must become a new person, be filial
to his parents, and support the Triple Jewel. Therefore, he would like
to urge everyone to “maintain good relationships, fulfill your
obligations, believe in cause and effect, and sincerely recite the
Buddha's name, so we can together be reborn in the West.”