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The Compassionate Heart Story

As it is told, this is the story of how a daughter had the deepest compassion and unconditional love for her father. It is possible that there are several versions to the story however this is the one I will share with you today.

Do stay on to the end for there is a special gift for you.

The story goes like this… In ancient times there was a king who had three daughters, three beautiful princesses. His love for money and power was all he thrived and lived for and so he wanted his daughters to marry into wealthy families so he can increase his wealth and build a more powerful empire. Miao Shan was the youngest princess and she was kind and humble and so she had an other goals and aspirations than wealth and money or her father's empire. Her love was to become a Buddhist nun and follow her spiritual calling and not do follow her father's footsteps. When it was time to marry the king was not happy for she refused to marry unlike her sisters, and so he disowned his daughter the beautiful humble Miao Shan and sent her into exile. Her father agreed to send her away and she did join a convent but is was to teach her a harsh lesson.

The Mother Superior was ordered to treat her like Cinderella with the toughest most disgusting chores and without hesitation she did them with love, grace and a job well done. It did not stop her from doing her best and when the king found out he was so disgusted and angry that ordered her to be beheaded. On the day of the beheading when the soldier took the sword to her neck it shattered into a thousand pieces and she was spared. When he heard this he was not happy and gave another order to end her life and again they failed and her life was spared each and every time. This was a woman of pure Soul, Heart, Mind and Body and she was unstoppable and protected for she was a woman of deep faith. Her father gave up and Miao Shan left and went away to follow her passion, her dreams, her desires.

Years passed and the king became deadly ill for as it is told that your actions, your wrongful deeds will come back to hurt you, haunt you and we know it as negative bad karma. What you sow is what you reap is the ancient quote, correct? So an old monk, who many believed was actually Miao Shan, heard about her father's illness and decided to visit him herself, another version is that it was just a wise old monk visiting the kingdom who stopped by the kingdom to visit the king. The monk told the king that there is only one cure for his illness and it is that he must drink and digest a distilled potion from the arms and eyes of a person who is willing to give them freely. Freely in this context means with no attachments to anything just simple love and compassion. He approached his older daughters and they were not willing to give up their arms or eyes for their father however he recalled the monk telling him that on the top of the Fragrant Mountain lived a Bodhisattva of Compassion. He was told to call upon her and plea from his heart for help for his ailing body.

As the story goes, it was actually indeed Miao Shan his youngest daughter transformed into this old monk for after many years of following her calling and passing her intennse purification testing and more she did indeed become a bodhisattva. When she heard of her father’s health issues she decided to see for herself and wanted to advise him. After the visit she then went back to her temple and now in her true form she received a message that he was calling on her and he still did not know that it was her Miao Shan. She said that this horrific illness was punishment for his past lifestyle, his cheating, his greed, envy and even killing another being however as his daughter and the vows she had taken it was her calling. It was her duty to help her father for he was a human being who needed her help and so she severed her arms and removed her eyes and it was taken to her father, the king.

The old monk then reappeared with the mixture of the magical elixir and when he drank it andabracadabra he miraculously recovered. The king still not knowing that this was his daughter’s unconditional loving gesture was advised by the monk (Miao Shan) that it would best to give gratitude and thanks to the being who made the sacrifice to save his life. Then the monk took his leave and vanished.

The king decided without any hesitation and began the journey to travel to Fragrant Mountain to thank this person and he when he arrived he could not believe what he saw for it was his Miao Shan, his youngest daughter surrounded by hundreds of followers and devotees sharing upon them her wisdom and messages without any arms and eyes. He immediately broken down and tears fell from his eyes for at this moment he was not a king, he was a father and he now realized how much she must have suffered. For Miao Shan it was a simple act of the love of compassion to another. She loving and kindly received him and ordered him going forward to live with compassion and kindness and to start practicing Buddhism. Suddenly a flash of light was showered upon everyone and she Miao Shan transformed into the divine image of a bodhisattva with eyes and arms once again for she had forgiven him.

Legend also has it that Lady Guan Yin (Kwan Yin, Kuan Yin, Mother Guan Yin) when she was transformed she manifested one thousand eyes and one thousand arms so she can reach out to all to those who are suffering in the world.

In the now, August 8, 2003 it was the beginning of the New Soul Light Era which will last for the next 15,000 years and then there is another 15,000 years cycle of another era. Kuan Yin was given the name Ling Hui Sheng Shi meaning Soul Intelligence Saint Servant as she carries all the qualities of the meaning of this name. Guan Shi Yin Pu Sa is known as the Compassion Buddha. She made three powerful vows to humanity. The first is to enlightened all human beings and if there is one human being who is not enlightened then she will not carry the title of Buddha. Secondly, she made a vow to spread the Da Bei Zhou the Greatest Compassion Mantra. Thirdly, she made a vow to serve anyone who calls upon her by simply saying her name Kuan Yin.

This simple 6 syllables chant which is close and dear to her heart Om Hum can transform your impure body, speech and mind into the pure highest regard for the body, speech and mind of a Buddha.

I tell this story for the simple reason that it needs to be told. It is a heart touching story. This is your journey and I am sure it is one which you will like to fulfil by following the path to take you into the Kong which is the empty space to become karma free in the Wu world (Spiritual world). The Your World is the physical world as you know it and the Wu World holds no time nor space. To reach enlightenment is to be in the Wu world and it is doable however it is a path of joy, humility, compassion and more and it takes tremendous work, strength, focus and having a vision of who you want to become and how you want your story to be told.

Enjoy your journey and life for along the way the path you choose will one day take you to where you are destined to be.

Blessing Gift: Now sit up straight or stand and gently close your eyes and visualize a golden light at the heart chakra (4th chakra, message centre) and also in the area under your navel (Lower Dan Tian in Mandarin). You can chant silently or aloud.

If you are laying down then close your eyes and silently chant the mantra.

As you chant feel the light rotating and growing in the areas and repeat the following lines at least 10 times:

Om Mani Padme Hum, Om Mani Padme Hum, Om Mani Padme Hum,

Om Mani Padme Hum, Om Mani Padme Hum, Om Mani Padme Hum.

Om Mani Padme Hum, Om Mani Padme Hum, Om Mani Padme Hum,

Om Mani Padme Hum, Om Mani Padme Hum, Om Mani Padme Hum.


OM purifies EGO

MA purifies JEALOUSY

NI purifies PASSION


ME purifies GREED

HUM purifies HATRED

Credits: I would like to recognize and thank all the creators of the mantra links used in reference to this story. Namaste. Dan Gan En (Greatest Gratitude)

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