I’m the type of person who hates seeing a doctor, and so whenever I feel sick I will just add several rounds of the Medicine Buddha mantra in my daily mantras for whatever I’m feeling. It always works for me and it’s a lot less expense for me for medicines and doctor fees. This is not blind faith for me, I firmly believe in the power of the mantras and of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. In fact, a few years back, when I was told I have diabetes, I decided to cut down on my sugar and decided to treat myself with ‘temple’ water powered by the mantras of Medicine Buddha and Avalokitesvara (aka Kuan Yin)! To put it simply, its either doctors were wrongs, or I simply cured myself of diabetes.
On another occasions, I used to have really bad allergy, it can get so bad that I have to be rush to the hospital because I was unable to breathe because my air passage will close down. I also used to have vertigo, and the doctors told me that I would always have it. After doing my mantras and energizing my room with Feng Shui charms to enhance my health, I now no longer suffer from allergies and it’s been long time since I suffered from vertigo. In fact, it was so long that I don’t remember when was the last time had vertigo.
However, this had lead me to believe that I don’t really need to see a doctor anymore. When I first experience numbness on my wrist, I ignored it. Soon the numbness started having pain, still I ignored it and refused to see a doctor but started doing my mantras, then the pain started getting really bad to the point that I’m no longer able to lift a pitcher of water. That’s when I decided to see a doctor. My purpose is to understand what’s happening to help visualize my healing when I say Medicine Buddha mantra. The initial diagnosis is that I have a cyst, and an inflamed vein. The recommendation is for me to have surgery. I don’t want to undergo surgery so I decided to have a second consultation, the diagnosis is the same, and the third doctor said the same thing. I decided to ignore them and just do my Medicine Buddha mantra and acupuncture. It seems to work a little, but it soon became apparent that I’m not getting any better. It has become so bad that I’m no longer able to lift a pen to write or simply sign a check.
I tried acupuncture to avoid undergoing surgery. I initially thought that it was working, but all acupuncture is able to provide is temporary pain relief. However, it is possible that I really have to understand and learn the importance of modern medicine that fate determined that acupuncture will not work for me this time. I have a lot of relatives who do swear by the fact that acupuncture works!
I then called my Guru Lama and consulted him how come my WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA pendant and my recitations of the Medicine Buddha mantra and my ‘temple water’ doesn’t seem to be working for me. I was surprised with my Guru Lama’s reply. He said, I could be harboring so much pride in thinking that I can do self – healing by using just the mantras. I argued that it has always worked for me. My Guru Lama said it will work if the approach is that of extreme humility, however, he said I might have started harboring an idea that I can be bigger than science because I’m familiar with Feng Shui and the mantras. In hindsight, that is what exactly happened. I’ve started to believe that I no longer need a doctor. Albeit it was a subconscious thought, it was still there. My Guru Lama then suggested that I still chant the Medicine Buddha mantra with the intent that I should be shown on how to be healed. The difference is I’m seeking guidance, unlike before I just assume that what I think is what will work. My Guru Lama then reminded me that even the Dalai Lama believes that Science has something to contribute and offer to all mankind.
Following my Guru Lama’s advice, I decided to chant the Medicine Buddha mantra with the intent of being guided how to approach my healing. Three days after chanting the Medicine Buddha mantra, I dreamt that I was healed already, and that before I got healed I continued to chant my mantra, drink my ‘temple water’ and place my WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT on my wrist after reciting the Medicine Buddha mantra. I was also showed the face of a friend; this friend is the daughter – in – law of the owner of one of the medical center and hospital along Quezon Avenue.
The following day, I decided to do what I dreamt off and I also called my friend. I have always consulted an orthopedic doctor, but she suggested that I should instead consult a rehab doctor and she recommended somebody. I went to see the said doctor and was told that I have tendonitis, and all it will take for me to be healed is a single injection of a certain medicine. Although, I was warned that it doesn’t always work and that if it didn’t work I will have to undergo therapy. There was no mention of surgery.
I silently said a series of Medicine Buddha mantra and blew on the syringe containing the medicine just before I was injected. The pain didn’t go right away, it took another week and several days more of drinking temple water, chanting the Medicine Buddha mantra, and placing of the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT on my wrist before I was completely healed.
The moral of the story here is that science, Feng Shui and religion, should compliment each other. Even the Dalai Lama has said that science has a lot to contribute in understanding Buddhism and other religions. Also, there is a reason why the practice of medicine is there. While I still believe that there are some illness that can be totally cured without the science of medicine just like there are illness that can be cured without the use of Feng Shui and Buddhism, in the end the two compliment each other. We should be able to harmoniously integrate both, and realized that even science itself is a tool given to us by the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.