By Lai Chi Zhong, Malaysia
Through daily meditation practice and listening to dharma teachings by Grandmaster JinBodhi, I have rediscovered myself and opened up my heart.
Prior to meditation, I had a short temper and could get irritated very easily. I was not understanding and could not show concern for others. My wife’s poor health and my son’s autism were sources of heartache and frustration. However, my mentality and persona changed after I embarked on a journey of meditation.
My wife suffered from serious sciatica for more than five years. Even very slight slouching triggered severe pain in her back and legs. She required assistance getting in and out of cars. Whenever the pain flared, it could last for more than three days and she would have to visit her TCM doctor for painkillers, massage and acupuncture treatments. She relied on medication almost daily for temporary relief. About three to four years ago, she was diagnosed with cervical vertebra problems. Her neck became stiff and she had difficulty turning her head. The blood flow was restricted and limited the oxygen supply to her brain. She often felt dizzy and had headaches. Sleep didn’t come easily. The doctor advised surgery, but we were reluctant to proceed due to the possibility of side effects.
By chance, I came across Meditation & Health magazine. My wife and I researched Bodhi Meditation on the Internet and decided to give it a try. In April 2015, we attended a retreat in Johor Bahru. We felt positive after receiving an energy blessing. Consequently, I encouraged my wife to learn Energy Bagua.
She started practicing Energy Bagua in May 2015. Her cervical vertebra problem was 70 to 80 percent resolved after a month and her neck felt less tight. The dizziness and headaches had almost disappeared, and she was sleeping better. Encouraged by all the positive effects, she attended an 8.5-Day Health & Happiness Retreat in June 2015. Her cervical vertebra completely recovered after that. Now she can even go for a jog. She doesn’t rely on medication, massages and acupuncture anymore. She is a renewed person, looking radiant and younger with the illness well behind her.
Whole Family Benefits
Inspired by my wife’s success, I enrolled in an 8.5-Day Health & Happiness Retreat. I was touched by Grandmaster JinBodhi’s compassion. Since the retreat, I am less hot-tempered, more tolerant and empathetic. I’ve become more optimistic and carefree, and I smile more. Through daily meditation practice and listening to dharma teachings by Grandmaster JinBodhi, I have rediscovered myself and opened up my heart.
My youngest son is 25 years old and has suffered from autism since early childhood. It was difficult for him to control his emotions. He was frequently frustrated and impatient. He began to join my wife and me in meditation, including an hour of The Meditation of Greater Illumination, half an hour of The Meditation of Purity, and an hour of Energy Bagua. Sometimes we practice prostration. We bring him to Bodhi Meditation Center to receive an energy blessing every week as well. He is now more sensible and better able to control his emotions.
Our family is living in health and happiness. We are very fortunate. This radical positive change is due to stepping into Bodhi Meditation.
The intent of the testimonial is to offer wellness information of a general nature. Individual results of practice may vary.