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Treasuring The Merits Of Spiritual
after discussing Master's teachings following a group meditation, fellow practitioners
in Tokyo read a letter from a fellow practitioner who had returned to China
after his stay Japan. The letter, apart from stating some recent events, had
stressed that fellow practitioners should treasure very much the blessings they
have at the moment -- not only have they a center for group meditation in Tokyo,
but they can also go on retreat to the small wooden house that Master had lived
in before. Furthermore, they can receive the news magazine regularly. Therefore,
the circumstances for practice are really full of blessings.
Fellow practitioners were
much encouraged and deeply touched by the letter, and they once again realized
that they should cherish the blessing they have.
As it was a national holiday
in Japan, with Master's kind permission, the small wooden house was opened for
the Japanese fellow practitioners to have a diligent retreat. Fellow practitioners
from various places throughout Japan responded enthusiastically and many times
the usual number of people participated. Even practitioners from Kumamoto, Kyushu
came despite the long distance they had to travel. They shared their understanding
about spiritual practice and everyone felt that they had to practice more diligently
to help relieve the suffering of the world and minimize disasters. With this
common understanding, fellow practitioners became more concentrated in their
meditation. They bathed silently in Master's love and blessings and prayed for
Realizing the need for more
of Master's publications to be translated into Japanese, fellow practitioners
decided to help. Apart from satisfying the Japanese fellow practitioners' thirsty
souls, it also provided more of an opportunity for those searching for the Truth
to come into contact and understand Master's teachings.
Fellow practitioners also
drafted a plan to promote vegetarianism, hoping that more people would understand
the benefits, not only the healthy aspect to body and mind, but also the environmental
aspect because it promotes a harmonious atmosphere in the world by treasuring
the lives of animal and even an economical uplift for the planet.
Although everything was still
in the trial and learning phase, fellow practitioners were really glad that
they could participate in this activity; to work together for the same ideal,
and allow the super-worldly Quan Yin Method to take root on this island country,
because they know it will eventually flower and bear fruit as it develops.