A Way to Stay Safe During the Pandemic
(Minghui.org) Since ancient times, when tradition and morals have degenerated extensively and collapsed in a certain place, a plague would strike as a result. When this happens, people get sick and die. It is therefore not surprising that humans are frightened of plagues.
What is a plague? Is there anything that a plague is afraid of? In fact, a plague is not afraid of anything. There is a Chinese saying: “Someone must be held accountable for a wronged case, and a debt must always be settled.” So a plague only seeks to avenge those “debtors” who deserve retribution for what they have done in the past, and it knows what it should do. If a person isn’t one of those it is looking for, it may just go past the person without causing any trouble.
But how do we know if we owe any debt? Debt here means karma – the black karma generated when people do bad things. Since plagues occur due to huge black karma, they are very different from any ordinary diseases, often with no ready-made medication to cure them.
Wu Youke (also known as Wu Youxing), a renowned physician in the Ming Dynasty, said in his book “Wenyi Lun” (Treatise on Pestilence) that “plague is a disease, not brought about by wind, cold, heat, or humidity, but a different kind of energy between heaven and earth.” He called it “li qi.” In modern terms, it means some microscopic substances containing virus. In the spiritual cultivation community, it refers to those microscopic evil spirits. One needs to have extraordinary power to expel these life-threatening low-level spirits.
Buddhism and Taoism have been around in China for thousands of years. In ancient China, people tended to be truthful and kind, and they paid attention to improving their morality. Cultivators, including Buddhist monks and Taoists, often developed supernatural abilities. If a place maintained good social norms and its people were kindhearted and had faith in gods, then the Divine would arrange for capable figures to assist them in difficult situations; by the same token, if a person developed faith in gods and Buddhas, he would also have opportunities to be protected in crisis, and things would turn for the better.
There was a story in the book “Yi Jian Zhi” (Record of Yi Jian) in the Song Dynasty, which said that there was a place called Shengmidu, several dozens of miles south of Yuzhang (today’s Nanchang in Jiangxi Province), where people could cross the Gan River.
On March 8, the first year of the Qiandao Era of the Southern Song Dynasty, a monk came to cross the river in the morning and told the guarding officers at Jindu crossing, “Five people in yellow clothes will come here, each carrying two cages on their shoulders. Make sure that you don’t let them cross the river. There will be catastrophe if they do.” He then wrote three strange characters on a strip of paper, which looked like symbols but were not exactly symbols. No one understood what they meant. The monk handed the note to the officers and said, “If you find it too hard to stop them, then show them this note.” With these words, the monk left.
The officers didn't quite believe what the monk told them and found the whole thing pretty strange. However, when it was noontime, five people in yellow clothes indeed came that way. They looked like guards from the local magistrate, each carrying two large cages on their shoulders. They wanted to board the boat to cross the river, but the officers stopped them. The two sides argued for a long time, ready to get into a fight. Just then, an officer took out the note written by the monk and showed it to the five people. When they saw the characters, they retreated in great dismay and disappeared in a blink of an eye, leaving behind the ten large cages by the river.
The officers opened the cages and found 500 small coffins in them. They burned all the coffins and circulated the characters among the local people.
Every household in Yuzhang offered sacrifices to the note with three characters. That year, a number of epidemics broke out in Jiangsu and Zhejiang, and countless people died. Shengmidu was the only place where people were spared. It turned out that the five people were envoys from the Plague Section, and the monk was there to save people in that area.
This story shows that people who obtained the Tao from cultivation can foresee disasters. It was most likely that the local people in Shengmidu were honest and kind, and should therefore not suffer retribution, so a monk went there to protect them with supernatural abilities.
The Secret Was Not in the Medicine Prescription Itself
A widespread plague prevailed towards the end of the Ming Dynasty, and the Ming army lost its combat power as a result. The Shandong, Hebei, Jiangsu and Zhejiang areas were hit the hardest and most households became empty, with no survivors.
General Sun Chuanting was designated to deal with the situation, and he hired the local physician Wu Youke to help out. Wu prepared a traditional Chinese medicine prescription called “Dayuanyin,” which appeared to be very effective and the epidemic soon disappeared after the sick took the medicine.
Was it the prescription “Dayuanyin” that did the trick?
In fact, what worked wonders with the plague was not the prescription itself. “Dayuanyin” was only an ordinary medicine, and it was only because Wu Youke added a “guiding ingredient” that the medicine had a miraculous effect.
If you come across a person with supernatural abilities or someone who has elevated to a certain level through cultivation, they may tell you that Wu was a Taoist practitioner, and that the “guiding ingredient” was a “verse” of that school of practice, or what was known as “Mantra.” When the patient sincerely recited the “Mantra,” he/she was calling for the guardian god of that school for protection, and when the patient took the medicine, the guardian god would make a mark on the patient.
This mark was a symbol, and when the plague god saw the symbol he would go past the person and would not cause him/her any trouble; for those who were already in trouble, the plague god would remove the virus from them. By then, no matter how weak one’s immune system had become, he/she would be able to overcome the virus and gradually regain health.
Someone might ask: What was the “verse” Wu Youke used? If it is made public, along with the prescription “Dayuanyin,” wouldn’t we have a special cure for the current pandemic?
No, that would not be the case. Firstly, the formula of “Dayuanyin” was long lost. In ancient China, unique skills were passed down orally, with no written record. So Wu Youke would not write out the secret “verse” in his book “Wenyi Lun”; secondly, times have changed, and cultivation practitioners and gods only took care of what they were supposed to do at that time; they would not go beyond what they were designated to do then.
“Bei Shui Yi Zhan” - “To Fight with One’s Back to the River”
The following is a story from the 2020 Chinese New Year, told by a woman from Liaoning Province.
“My husband is in his early 70s. He used to be a soldier and later served as a policeman after he was demobilized. Due to the atheist brainwashing by the communist regime, he did not believe in gods or Buddhas and formed his own philosophy of life: No one can survive without food and money.”
“However, in recent years, his health has turned from bad to worse, and he was being eaten up with diseases,” the woman continued. “The most serious was vesicular emphysema with pulmonary bullae. There was hardly anything good left in his lungs.”
Her husband could not go downstairs for over a year, and had to be hospitalized more than a dozen times a year. She told him about the wonderfulness of Falun Dafa many times, but he refused to listen, even though he had witnessed how his wife recovered from an incurable disease after she took up Falun Dafa, an ancient spiritual and meditation discipline with extraordinary health benefits and the core values of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance.
He spent the whole winter in hospital in 2019 until towards the Chinese New Year in 2020.
“He was in very bad shape on New Year’s Day,” his wife recalled, “but he tried his best to keep going so that he would not spoil the day of celebration and family reunion.”
As the day went on, his condition got worse and he found it hard to breathe, whether sitting up or lying down. He was panting for air and his temperature went up to 39℃. It was indeed a critical situation.
That was the time when the Wuhan virus infection started to spread fast. If he was taken to hospital, he would no doubt be treated as a Wuhan pneumonia patient and the whole family would be quarantined.
“My husband’s condition remained critical until after midnight and he could die from suffocation any time,” the woman continued. “In desperation, I asked him if he knew what the Chinese proverb ‘Bei Shui Yi Zhan’ (To fight with one's back to the river or to fight a last battle in desperation) means. He was baffled by my question.”
“Don’t count on the hospital,” the woman said to her husband. “You have no other option. Just follow me and recite ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,’ and ask our Master to help you.”
The man was very aware of his condition, and out of desperation for his life, he shouted from his heart, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” in a trembling voice. He also said, “Master Li, please help me!”
“At long last, my stubborn husband, who was deeply poisoned by the Chinese Communist Party’s doctrines, finally broke through the shackles of atheism at the crossroads of life and death. He kept reciting the two lines with all sincerity,” the woman went on.
Two hours later, at around 4:00 a.m., her husband was sweating heavily and his temperature came down to normal! He no long felt heaviness in his chest and he could breathe easily, a feeling he had not had for a long time!
He was extremely excited and wholeheartedly believed in Falun Dafa and realized that Master is here to save people. He dumped the fallacies of atheism completely. Since that moment, he has gradually regained his health and is extremely grateful to Master Li for saving his life at the most critical moment.
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a high level form of cultivation of mind and body in the Buddhist tradition. By cultivating themselves according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and doing its five sets of meditative exercises, countless practitioners around the world have benefited from Falun Dafa.
Due to Falun Dafa’s immense popularity in China, the Chinese Communist Party launched a brutal persecution of the practice in July 1999 and spread demonizing propaganda to deceive people and stir up hatred against Falun Gong.
Thanks to Falun Dafa practitioners’ efforts in truth-clarification over the years, more and more people have begun to awaken to the truth and have benefited from Dafa as a result. The above story is just one of many similar cases of people who were infected with the virus but miraculously recovered by sincerely reciting the two phrases.
The year 2020 has gone by, but the pandemic is still raging across the world in an intensified manner. People need to overcome fear and rationally seek true protection from the compassionate Divine.