堕胎乃往生之障

林钰堂


九年来不断义务为亡者修超渡之密法﹁颇瓦﹂法,至今已达千次以上。目前每两天修一次,因为此法气功很强,身体不堪每日修持。凡有亡者,只需报知其姓名,即为彼加入回向。

积多年之经验,由其中为妇女亡者修法之感应,已明确瞭解,要使彼往生必需连同彼曾堕胎之亡故子女一起超渡;否则即此业因,已成往生之障。近日一次感应,某女士为亡母求修颇瓦,结果梦兆中显示彼亦受益,而仍有余业未消。经查询后方蒙彼告知,确曾堕胎,而此事只有彼夫妇二人知道。因彼未为亡儿提请超渡,故有余业未消。我就在下次旳颇瓦法中,为彼亡儿加入回向。

愿以此短文提请学佛大众注意此事。凡已堕胎,或叫他人做,或见作随喜,或起心动念,或梦中做,皆宜为亡者请修超渡,并自修忏。愿所有与此业有关之业障皆得佛慈加被而消尽,大家莲品增上无障碍!


                       一九九七年四月一日
                       养和斋   于加州


On Abortion Being an Obstacle to Rebirth in Pureland

Written in Chinese by Yutang Lin
Translated by Stanley Lam


Over the past nine years, I have been performing Powa for deceased beings as a voluntary service. So far I have already done it over a thousand times. Currently I am performing Powa every other day because the Wind energy of this practice is too powerful for the body to withstand daily practice. Whenever there is any deceased beings, people can just send in the names and I will include them in the prayers.

After many years' experience, based on inspirations from performing Powa for deceased women, I have a clear understanding that, in order for a woman to be reborn in Pureland, it is necessary to include all her aborted children in the Powa. Otherwise, such Karma is heavy enough to become an obstacle to getting a rebirth in Pureland. There is a recent inspirational experience: A lady asked me to perform Powa for her deceased mother. After the Powa, her dream indicated that she had also received some benefits, but there is residual bad Karma yet to be cleansed. Upon further enquiry, I was told that she had had abortion before, and only she and her husband knew about it. Since she had not requested Powa for the aborted child, there was some residual bad Karma left. I therefore included the aborted child in the next Powa.

May this short article remind all Buddhists of this matter. For any case of abortion, or suggestion of abortion, or rejoicing on others' abortion, or thoughts of abortion, or even abortion in dreams, it is advisable to pray for the deceased and to practice confession oneself. May all karmic hindrance relating to this activity be completely purified by Buddha's compassionate blessing, and all can achieve a higher level of rebirth in Amitabha's Pureland.


Written in Chinese on April 1, 1997
El Cerrito, California

Translated on January 4, 2001
Hong Kong


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