Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sad Death of Lo Hwei Yen

It is really sad to learn that one of our fellow Singaporeans, Ms Lo Hwei Yen, had met her end in the terrorist attack in Mumbai. I believe the millions of people who read the papers or seen the news today will feel the same way about Ms Lo, a newly married lawyer, snuffed out in the prime of her life by those ruthless extremists. My condolences to her husband and their family. In this increasingly dangerous world that we live in today, it is important to remember this verse from the Universal Gate chapter of the Lotus Sutra:

"Surrounded by a gang of ruthless bandits,
Their weapons drawn, with murder on their minds;
Invoke the power of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva,
And their evil hearts will turn soft and kind."

Whenever sentient beings meet with any dangerous situations, they should always think of Avalokitesvara (Guanyin) and chant "Namo Guanshiyin Pusa". By the power of this prayer, they will be protected from all dangers, no matter who or where they are. This is absolutely true. If only more people knew of this teaching, they would not have met with untimely deaths.

Alternatively, anyone travelling to foreign countries or any risky place should carry a takrut of "klaew klad" (deflection of all dangers) and "kongkapan" (invulnerability) for their own protection. This is especially suitable for non-buddhists who cannot chant. The magical power of the takrut protects anyone who carries it, regardless or race, gender or religion. For example, many soldiers in Southern Thailand who wear such takruts escaped with little or no injuries when ambushed or attacked by terrorists. This is a proven protection and it is also the wish of those guru monks to save as many lives as possible by making such takruts. If only Ms Lo had one such takrut on her body when the terrorists fired at her, she would surely have survived. The only problem is most ordinary folks have little or no knowledge about the availability of such protection. I pray that her mind stream will let go of all grudges and flow on to a better realm, sadhu.


andy said...

My condolences to the family and friends of Ms.LO. By the way, I have share your post to another blog in Malaysia. It's a very informative post indeed. Thank you very much.

Wayne said...

Sure, pls go ahead.

wui leong said...

Hope she will have a good rebirth where the dharma will always be around her.

Wayne, i have been following your blog for quite some time. Your post are always so interesting. Btw,where can I obtain the takrut you mention?

Wayne said...

I have a couple of spare ones available. Quite a number of famous guru monks make such takruts, so you can obtain them when you travel to those temples in Thailand.

Piak said...

You can get trakuts in Thailand. I have one from LP That, Wat chai nar. Very famous monk for making trakuts! are some pics of his amulets

wui leong said...

Okay, thanks, Wayne and Piak.

Jeff said...

Hi Wayne,

How you get to Xiqiao mountain in Foshan?

Any tips to share?

Best wishes,

Wayne said...

Take a bus there from Foshan.