婆罗浮屠朝佛记   林钰堂    

 

 

二○一二年弟子荣利及疾呼提请我有暇时带领他们去印尼朝礼佛教古迹圣地婆罗浮屠。二○一三年去新加坡弘法时当地有些佛友也提及请我带团前往此圣迹朝礼。我因年事已高,对长途跋涉不甚热衷,未认真考虑此等提请。

二○一四年八月六日由北京飞往台北前之清晨,梦见「林钰南请出发」字样。当时即知此乃提请我实现此南行朝圣之旅的意思。我告诉随行之弟子疾呼此梦兆;她转告弟子空慧,空慧即发心供养此程。

二○一五年我尚未认真考虑此行。二○一六年三月在安排亚洲弘法之行时,才接受弟子再三提请,决定实施。空慧为减少旅程之烦琐,只安排了我及三位弟子随行之轻便三日游。行程机票及旅舍订妥后,在五月廿二日才在报上得知印尼政府今年首度在此圣迹举行卫塞节庆典,广邀世界各地佛教团体共襄盛举。

今年六月一日结束在马六甲之法务活动。翌日我们一行即由吉隆坡出发,飞往印尼之日惹。抵达旅舍已是夜间十时。

六月三日晨八时我们前往圣迹朝礼。一走近圣迹即感受庞大而温和的加持力笼罩。我即率领弟子们一边向上前进,一边作每日的功课。在每一层我们都右旋礼绕一圈,而后再上一层;屡屡由衷地感动欲泪。令我领悟到,只要真诚地为法奉献,其结果必然在法界中留下永久的菩提道力。五月卅一日在马六甲及六月三日清晨在日惹皆领受到法身直接加持至无限一体之觉受,足见朝礼此圣迹之殊胜以及此圣迹即法身代表之内涵。我作此记也是为了增添一份对此圣迹之加持力的见证,以便有更多见闻者能同沐佛恩。

在顶层我叫弟子疾呼背诵陈祖师所作之〈心佛众三相续菩提心启请颂〉。随后我即修「三身颇瓦法」,与印尼待渡众结缘。

次日我们又去朝礼当地一些佛寺。在沙利古寺——据传是为供度母而建——见壁上皆为种种姿态之度母像。疾呼拍照后,见晴空中所摄之照片,却有些出现许多光圈,其中并有一张似有轻烟,形成一度母相。足见朝礼之诚感得度母化现加持。

当晚我们即飞回吉隆坡继续今年亚洲弘法之旅。

 

                                                                                          二○一六年六月廿二日
                                                                                         养和斋   于日月潭

参考:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borobudur
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sari_temple


 

Pilgrimage to Borobudur

Yutang Lin

 

In 2012 disciples Yong Lee and Ji Hu requested that I lead them on a pilgrimage to the Buddhist heritage site of Borobudur in Indonesia when I have time. In 2013 during my Dharma tour in Singapore some Buddhists there also suggested that I lead a group on a pilgrimage to this holy site. Since I was advanced in age and hence not keen to long trips, I did not seriously consider these suggestions.

In early morning on August 6, 2014 right before my flight from Beijing to Taipei, I saw in a dream the Chinese characters ″Lin Yu Nan Qing Chu Fa″, meaning ″Lin Yu(tang) south, please embark!″ Right then I comprehended that it was asking me to go on this pilgrimage trip. I told disciple Ji Hu who was accompanying me on the flight about this omen. She told disciple Kong Hui, and he right away offered to sponsor this pilgrimage.

In 2015 I still did not take this trip seriously. In March 2016 while arranging details of my Dharma tour to Asia I eventually agreed to repeated requests from disciples on this matter. Disciple Kong Hui, to avoid too much chores for the trip, arranged a light and easy 3-day trip for only me and 3 attending disciples. After airline tickets and hotel reservations have all been purchased, only much later on May 22 we learned from news articles that this year the Indonesian government has sponsored a huge celebration on Wesak for the very first time, and has invited Buddhist groups from all over the world to join the huge ceremony.

On June 1 this year we accomplished all Dharma activities in Malacca. The next day we flew from Kuala Lumpur to Yogyakarta, Indonesia. When we arrived the hotel it was already 10 o′clock at night.

8 am on June 3 we went on the pilgrimage to the holy site. As soon as we approached the holy site we immediately felt an enormous and mild power of blessing enwrapped us. I led disciples to advance upwards while practicing my daily practices. At each level we circumambulate clockwise once and then moved up to the next higher level; frequently we felt deeply moved to the verge of tears. Thus I realized that, as long as one makes sincere dedications for Dharma, the results will definitely leave permanent power of Bodhi (enlightenment) in the Dharmadhatu. Both on May 31 in Malacca and in the early morning on June 3 in Yogyakarta I received direct blessing from Dharmakaya leading to comprehension of limitless oneness. Thus it is clearly demonstrated that pilgrimage to this holy site is superior, and that this holy site signifies a representation of the Dharmakaya. I recorded this pilgrimage so as to add one more testimony witnessing the blessing power of this holy site so that more beings may share Buddha′s blessings upon seeing or hearing about it.

At the top level I asked disciple Ji Hu to recite Patriarch Chen′s Chinese work, ″Supplication to Bodhicitta Connecting Mind, Buddha and Sentient Beings.″ And then I practiced the Three-kaya Powa to build Dharma connections with deceased beings in Indonesia.

The next day we went on pilgrimage to a few local Buddhist monasteries. At the site of the ancient Candi Sari—said to be constructed for making offerings to Green Tara—we saw on its exterior walls carvings of assorted postures of Tara. Disciple Ji Hu took some photos, and then noticed that, even though it was sunny, in some photos taken there, there were many circles of light, and one of them shows light smokes forming a standing Tara. Thus it illustrates that our devotion in making this pilgrimage had inspired the blessing of Tara′s presence.

That evening we flew back to Kuala Lumpur to continue on our way to this year′s Dharma tour in Asia.

 

Written in Chinese on June 22, 2016
Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan
Translated into English on July 1, 2016
Taipei, Taiwan

References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borobudur
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sari_temple


 

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