I had been introduced to Dorje Shugden for quite some time already but all this while, I had never believed in Buddhism so even though I was given the Protector’s mantra I did not do my practice seriously. I only chanted the mantra when I remembered or when I needed help.
That is, until one incident totally changed my mind about Buddhism and the Dharma protector.
My grandmother is an 82-year-old lady. Generally, she is very healthy, can walk and run, and doesn’t suffer any illnesses. The only problem is that she has Alzheimers and keeps forgetting things. Most of the time, she doesn’t know what she’s doing, she eats raw food from the fridge, she almost started a fire once while trying to light incense; she has even fallen a few times while trying to climb up somewhere to hide things. Yes, she has a habit of hiding things and then accusing others of stealing her things later when she can’t find them.
As each person in the family had their own busy working schedules, my grandmother was often alone at home. Eventually, after much consideration, we decided to admit her into a nursing home where there would be professionals to take care of her all the time.
After she moved into the nursing home, my mum continued to send her breakfast every morning before going to work. On the fifth day after checking her into the home, my mum went as usual to deliver breakfast. When she arrived, she saw the nurses looking very worried and talking among themselves. They told her that my grandmother had run away! Her roommate said she had packed her bags early in the morning. As the nurse was busy preparing breakfast and washing the other patients, she threw her bag across the gate, climbed over the gate and ran off, gosh… it was like something from a movie!
I really didn’t know what to do, so I prayed very sincerely to Dorje Shugden, wishing that grandma would come home safely.
My mother panicked and started calling all her brothers and sisters to start searching for grandma. We drove around the streets for almost three hours looking for her but couldn’t find her anywhere. I really didn’t know what to do, so I prayed very sincerely to Dorje Shugden, wishing that grandma would come home safely.
Not long after I did the prayers, surprisingly, a taxi driver sent my grandma home. After a brief conversation, we heard from him that there was a lady who stopped the taxi driver and asked him to send my grandma home. Who was this lady and how did she know our house address? Until today, this is still a mystery to me. But, after all this, my grandma came home! She lost some money but more importantly, she came home safe and unharmed.
~ Terence ~