The Blind Old Woman
Author: Master Jingzong
Translator: Sam Suen
Publication Date: 2016-09-01PDF
This is a case sample of rebirth that merits frequentreading, yielding new insights every time. Whenever one reads it, one will be filled with encouragement, joy and comfort. After reading it, Professor Qiu Dong Hou has written a review and printed a thousand copies to be distributed free to all, in the hope of delivering more suffering sentient beings to be reborn in Pure Land, together breaking the transmigration of life and death, in this Age of Dharma Decline. It is certainly true that when one sets one's mind, the lotus fragrance will be smelled and the joy of deliverance shared. The protagonist of this book, a blind senior, is no doubt such a lotus blossom from the Pure Land in this Saha world, emitting the extraordinary fragrance of rescue by Amitabha.
In order to introduce this marvelous lotus flower to the greater public and also to encourage all to become such a lotus flower, we now publish this account of her rebirth, in pamphlet form, with an annotation by Master Jingzong and review by Professor Hou.
A Blind Senior, with foreknowledge of her time, Cleans and dresses up to wait for Buddha serenely. My 83-year old blind aunt had a rough and destitute life. Yet, when her time was up, she cleaned herself, and dressed up neatly and meritoriously. Alone, all by herself in the dead silence of a winter night, she was holding her prayer beads. Without any pain, she serenely followed Amitabha Buddha to her rebirth. Finally, she was rid of her misery and forever enjoyed peace and happiness. Is it too good to be true?
Surely, anyone learned about her whole life in hardship will sigh and feel sorry for her; and yet, anyone who saw her marvelous journey to rebirth will be moved and feel happy for her as well.
Faith in, and acceptance of, Amitabha’s deliverance
Single-minded recitation of Amitabha’s name
Aspiration to rebirth in Amitabha’s Pure Land
Comprehensive deliverance of all sentient beings