030:Saved and Protected by Guru while Karmic Retributions Emerged One after Another

My name is Yeyun Hong and I am one of the disciples in Douliou. I had a serious car accident several days after attending the Great Amitabha Puja for Transferring Consciousness of the year 2006 conducted by the Vajra Master Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. It was a heavy rainy day. When my car was heading towards a bridge, it suddenly skidded off the road and plunged into the dry river bed which was 3 stories deep under the bridge. The car was completely destroyed such that engine hood was dented, passenger doors were distorted and stuck shut, car windows shattered, and the air bag inflated. Moreover, my glasses and my cell phone were also seriously damaged.

It took me 30 minutes to crawl out of the river bed to the roadside after the car plunged. The accident location was in a remote rural area and few cars traveled on the road. It was still rainy and I contemplated Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche to pray that a car would pass by to help me. Then before long, a truck went by and the driver kindly took me to the police station to file a police report with written statement for the accident. The followed medical examination in hospital showed that the 11th and 12th vertebrae suffered the contusion injury. In addition, my face swelled severely and the bruise took up a large area on my buttocks, arms, and legs. Even though that I was seriously injured, I refused the doctor’s suggestion regarding the in-hospital observation. My life was saved in this terrible car accident because my karmic debts were reduced by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s blessing and the help of the Dharma protector. The only thing that came up with my mind was to meet Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche immediately to express my immense gratitude.

After I met Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche and then arrived home, the bruise on my face faded. Because of the spinal contusion injury, I had difficulty lying down by myself or move my head up and down. Following a doctor’s treatment of Chinese medicine, I gradually recovered from the internal injuries by taking Chinese Medicine. And my face swelling vanished quickly and the bruise faded by applying Clinic’s specially made ointment on it. Thanks for Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s blessing and his running the Chinese Medicine Clinic, we could have the best Chinese medicine and receive the best treatment from the excellent doctors.

During this period of the spinal contusion injury, I joined the “Qingzang Railway Tour” by the Sino Travel Services Company with the Chinese medicine prepared by Dr. Kuo of Glorious Jewel Chinese Medicine Clinic. Although I felt uncomfortable around my spine due to the bumpy road, I felt joyful and the pain relieved much whenever I thought of going to visit the Drikung Thel Monastery, which was just like going home. Thanks for the arrangements by the Sino Travel Services Company so that I had the chance to revisit the Drikung Thel Monastery. And also many thanks for the Dharma brothers who helped me carry my luggage and look after me.

Being feeling tired easily during the Chinese New Year holidays of 2007, I went to hospital for medical examination, in which the report showed that I acquired fulminant hepatitis and developed too much bile. My doctor recommended me a liver transplant surgery as soon as possible otherwise it would be difficult to cure if I missed the golden time. I knew well that it was my karmic retribution. In the last meet after my car accident, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche ever enlightened me to take the cause and effect due to my killing chickens. Therefore, I decided not to undergo the liver transplant, would like to return to the hospital for the regular follow-up instead, in the way that my doctor did not think he could cure me. I said to my doctor “Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, my Guru, would save me.” In response to my doctor’s curiosity, I explained my doctor more that he is the  the His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche of the Drikung Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism, the Guru I took refuge in. “You could visit the web site of “Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center” for details”, I said.

My doctor recommended me to have another thorough medical examination, to participate in the diagnosis and treatment follow-up, and not to take any folk prescription. At that time, my doctor also did not allow me to travel to Ladakh for attending the great teachings. He worried that my physical status could not sustain myself to travel there and then return back to Taiwan. However, I told him that I have absolute confidence in my Guru, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Consequently, I did come back safely as I said to him before, by laying my burden on Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche however.

I moved clumsily and could not walk much during that period because of my severe limbs’ edema and abdominal ascites. It was not a pleasant experience. Nevertheless, thanks for Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s blessing, I still could make full prostrations without feeling uncomfortable.

Currently my liver functions are nearly normal so that I don’t need to take medicine for it any more. I just need to follow up regularly. My doctor was surprised at my test report because the data were incredible. He keeps on telling me that Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s blessing is marvelous and Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche is a hardly attained real practitioner.

At the beginning of this year 2008, I went to the hospital for my poor hearing. After the medical examination, the doctor diagnosed that my ear drum was broken and the surgery was needed. I had a blood test first after the doctor reviewed a pile of my medical records. The blood abnormality was noted by the blood test result the surgery could not be done. Then, I was transferred to the hemato-oncology department for further evaluations.

The oncologist said to me some medical terms that I didn’t understand. I only knew that abnormal blood coagulation was caused by malfunction of hematopoiesis, and the wound bleeding wound would not stop spontaneously. Furthermore, my blood ferrus level was 3 while the normal is 12. It meant that I might have a shock, a stroke or a heart attack at any time. For my serious condition, the doctor wanted me to stay in the hospital and was curious where I had my liver transplant surgery. I told him I didn’t have it and I was saved by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. I said to the doctor that I would like to take medication instead of staying in the hospital. At present, my blood ferrus has risen up to 5.9 which was supposed to take a long time to restore.

In the past two years, I had a horrible car accident, fulminant hepatitis, broken ear drum and malfunction of gallbladder, kidney and hemapoiesis. Consecutive diseases happened to me in the way that another disease appeared after one was cured. I knew very well that these were caused by the bad karma for what I did. I am composed to take the karmic retributions that emerged one by one.

Being as one of the disciples, I bear Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s earnest and tireless teaching in mind. Although the karmic power is unchangeable, the karmic retributions could be reduced by correcting my behaviors with continuous repentance and introspection, by practicing compassion and mercy and Bodhichitta, and by attending the pujas on behalf of all sentient beings.

They said that it is difficult to obtain a human body, to hear Buddha-Dharma, and to meet a perfect Guru. I cherish the condition to meet the His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche by endeavoring to learn and practice Buddha-Dharma. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche ever enlightened that “Being as a disciple, the way to repay the grace of Buddhas and his Guru is following his Guru and learning the Buddhism well, so as to liberate himself from the birth and death, to stay away from the sorrow ocean of reincarnation, and to benefit himself and then the others.” I have immense gratitude to my Guru’s painstaking teachings and blessings.

I pray for my Guru in perfect health, turning of the Dharma Wheel constantly and long life.

Yeyun Hong, Disciple of the Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center

Updated on April 15, 2009