《Guru’s Talks》(2942) (蓮生活佛盧勝彥文集第236冊《盧勝彥手的魔力》)
Six Iron Nails
‧Sheng-yen Lu‧

In Southeast Asia, a woman in her fifties attended group practices at a True Buddha School local chapter through the introduction of friends. Soon she took refuge in Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng- yen Lu.
This woman had a chronic illness.
This is her story. When she was in her twenties, she had a slender figure and angelic features. Her beauty charmed everyone. A bully from her village fell in love with her. This bully was also a sociopath who had engaged in all kinds of criminal activities: sexually assaulting several women, intimidating and taking money from others, leading a gang which exacted protection fees, and abetting murders.
This beautiful girl did not want to be friends with the bully. She refused his courtship. When he asked her for dates, she would find excuses to decline.
Flying into a rage, the bully threatened her, “Just wait and see, you are going to regret this!”
She begged, “Don’t kill me.”
The bully said, “I will not kill you. I will make you so miserable that you wish you were dead. That will really be fun!”
She asked, “Are you going to break my arms and legs?”
The bully said, “No. Don’t you know that my father is a famous voodoo magician?”
After that conversation, the beautiful girl and the bully went their separate ways.
But, she later came down with a “headache syndrome.” This was no ordinary headache. The splitting pain was so excruciating that she felt as if her head were being chopped and she had fainted on the ground.
The young lady sought medical treatment, but no one could figure out what was wrong.
She also sought voodoo masters to break the black magic, all to no avail. Instead she developed severe insomnia.
Due to the headache syndrome, the young lady lost her beauty as her face became distorted. Her body became thickened and coarse from over consumption of pain killers. This headache syndrome had been torturing her for thirty years.
After taking refuge, she started crying and whining to Padmakumara at the shrine daily.
One day, she had a dream. Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu appeared to tell her, “Go and find Grand Master Lu to give you a mo-ding.”
Hence, she traveled with other fellow students to the Taiwan Lei Tsang Temple. She attended the fire offering ceremony, listened to the dharma teaching, and finally waited for her turn for Grand Master Lu’s mo-ding. The temple ground was packed with close to ten thousand people. She stood in the crowd, and when Grand Master Lu walked by, he only lightly tapped her head without saying anything. The mo-ding was over just like that.
That night in her hotel, she had another dream.
Grand Master Lu came and said to her, “I will help pull out the six iron nails.”
As soon as he finished speaking, six little black men appeared above her head.
Grand Master Lu ordered, “Why aren’t you leaving? What are you waiting for?”
The six little black men said, “We know you are formidable. But, we can’t bear to leave this residence that has been ours for thirty years!”
Grand Master became angry. His hands turned into blazing vajra claws. The six little black men immediately ran off swiftly in fear!
When the woman awoke, her headache syndrome was completely cured. Her thirty-years of headaches and insomnia were swept away.
This is a living testimony.

I say:
May merits from my hands
Eradicate all illnesses and distresses
Increase all fortunes
Sow the seed of enlightenment
Prevent disasters from emerging
Bring harmony and great perfection
And eliminate all evil black magic
G-27-06  G-27-08


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