052: Just Eating One Piece of Tempura Caused Problems

On September 27, 2007, I began to have a headache, as if I was coming down with a cold. Two days later, I discovered bruising and bleeding on my limbs and neck. I went to see a doctor at an internal medicine clinic in my neighborhood, who told me that I should have a blood test done immediately. For a normal person, the number of blood platelets ranges from 150,000 to 400,000 and yet mine only stood at 7,000. The doctor prepared a referral for me and urged me to avoid any collisions or spills. He also asked me to quickly get emergency treatment at the Cheng Hsin Rehabilitation Medical Center. At Cheng Hsin Rehabilitation Medical Center, the doctors there arranged for my hospitalization and in the days following conducted a series of examinations, including a CT Scan and ultrasound. However since the cause of problems could not be identified, they suggested taking a sample of my bone marrow to help find the cause of my sickness.

On October 2, my mother took me to the Glorious Jewel Jewelry Company to see Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche compassionately told me that about four months ago, one night I had eaten food that was made of fish. I was too nervous to recall this. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche first compassionately blessed me and then told me that if my condition did not deteriorate in the next three days, there was no need to have a sample of my bone marrow taken. After returning to the hospital, all examination results were normal. The next day the doctor discharged me from the hospital and only asked that I return for check-ups. Until today, my condition has remained normal.

Once home, after much effort I recalled that about four months ago, I had a piece of tempura at a company buffet. I went to see Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche again and he told me that since I had already used up all my virtues problems could occur from eating a piece of tempura! I am very grateful for the blessing and help from the merciful and compassionate Vajra guru Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. On November 2, 2008, I successfully sought refugee under Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. I am deeply to grateful to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche.

December 11, 2008.  Disciple of the Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center, Xu Bo-Yuan.

Updated on November 25, 2009