Guan Yin Bodhisattva

Guan Yin Bodhisattva


I need your precious help. It is hard for me to explain as it is something unusual. It happened to me at night while lying on my bed. I am normally always relaxed. The first time it happened I was very scared. It was more or like a force swelling inside me, making me numb and also I could feel another force or whatever taking something away from my body. What I felt was like my soul was being taken.

I must make movements; any movements like clenching my fist, to be able to come out of this paralysis and become normal. This can happen many times a night. When I close my eyes again trying to sleep, this strange thing is repeated. It has happened many times for many nights. I want to know what it is and why I experience it. What I'm saying is the truth. I wish you can give me some answers. This has nothing to do with chi kung because it happened before I practiced chi kung from your book.

-- Billy, Mauritius


Your problem is not unique. It has happened to a few people. Instead of speculating on what your unusual experience was and why you experienced it many times, I shall explain the following procedure which will help you to overcome your problem

Early in the morning, stand upright and be relaxed. Perform "Lifting the Sky" about 10 to 20 times, gently focusing on your breathing. Your breathing must be gentle. Repeat: gentle. (You can learn how to perform "Lifting the Sky" from my books. Those who do not know "Lifting the Sky" may just stand upright and take a few deep breaths slowly.)

Then kneel down and pray to God, or whatever name you call the Supreme Reality. Thank Him for making you alive, and affirm that you will live the day in a way He will be proud of you, or at least in a way He will approve. Feel how wonderful it is to be alive, and thank Him again for this wonderful gift. You can say your prayers and thanks in any manner, but the most important is that you must do so with sincerity.

At night just before going to bed, thank God for enabling you to go through your day safely and honourably. Then, as a small token to appreciate his love and protection, give a blessing to someone. This someone may be alive now or has gone on from this world. He (or she) may be known or even unknown to you. You may also bless more than one person (or any being). You can give your blessing in any manner but it must be done with sincerity. It is actually easy to bless when you want to bless.

After this, tell God that you also need his protection, and ask for it. Perform "Lifting the Sky" about 10 to 20 times. As you breathe in, gently (repeat: gently) think of the Grace of God flowing into you. As you breathe out, think of the Grace of God flowing through you and strengthening you. Remain still for a few seconds, feeling the strength and protection of God in you. Then go to bed. You will sleep like a baby. No evil spirit or force can harm you or your soul.

If you don't profess a particular religion, or if you prefer it this way, you can ask for help and protection from Guan Yin Bodh Satt, the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion. One needs not necessarily be a Buddhist to ask help from a Bodhisattva. Once you have the protection of this great Bodhisattva -- and She always give it if asked sincerely -- no evil spirits or forces can harm you, not because they fear the Bodhisattva but because of their great respect for Her.

You perform the procedure the same way except you start and end with chanting the mantra of this Bodhisattva three times, nine times or many times. Her mantra is "Namo Guan Shi Yin Bodh Satt".

This article was taken from Question and Answer 4 of Oct 2004 Part 1 of the Selection of Questions and Answers Series.


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