求渡祖先 林钰堂

历祖名单呈超荐,顿感宁静通群生;
亡灵求渡急星火,冤亲得救共解脱。

多年佛友黄百肋博士往昔未曾思及为久远之祖先求超渡,唯在父母辞世时曾代求颇瓦。近日在网路上巧遇彼家族之网页,即采集许多代祖先之部分家族名单于一处,以电邮代求颇瓦超渡。一传出该件电邮,彼即顿然笼罩于感恩、宁静之觉受中,似乎与宇宙生命获得沟通。此种境界延续约十分钟。

我告诉他,祖先若未得渡,则子孙往往不断遭遇种种困扰,因为亡者希望得到救渡,只能如此设法沟通信息。因此,为祖先求超荐,可以安生者,也有助生者将来之超出轮回。同理,个人宿业之一切冤亲债主,皆宜为他们求超荐,使存亡同蒙法益。

                     二○○二年十二月廿四日
                     养和斋     于加州


Requesting Powa for Ancestors Yutang Lin

The list of ancestors' names offered for Powa service;
Soon tranquility prevailed in communion with beings.
Deceased beings are urgently expecting rescuing help;
Relatives and enemies saved for all to share liberation.

Comment:

Dr. Juan Bulnes, a devoted Buddhist for decades, had never thought about requesting Powa service for ancestors that were long gone, although he did do so for his parents when they departed. Recently he came across some website devoted to his family name, and gathered therefrom a list of some of his ancestors' names from many generations back. So he emailed the list to me for Powa service, just as an addition to his daily practice of so doing for many deceased beings that came to his attention. As soon as that email was sent, he felt a sense of tranquility and gratitude as if he were in communion with all lives in the universe, and the feeling lasted for about ten minutes. In my reply to him I told him: When some ancestors are still in need of rescuing help, then it is often the case that the descendants would continuously encounter many kinds of obstacles. This is because the deceased would like very much to receive help and they could only try in such manners to communicate to the descendants. Therefore, requesting Powa service for ancestors could pacify the lives of the descendants; it could also help the descendants eventually to become free from transmigration. Similarly, requesting Powa service for all one's karmic relatives, creditors and enemies that are deceased is also very beneficial to all involved.


Written in Chinese and translated on December 24, 2002
El Cerrito, California


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