My experience of releasing life to change my luck
This is the personal experience of Chen Xu's friend, and practice has proven that releasing life is, indeed, a good way to change one's fate.
------ Zhuge Changqing
On New Year's Day 2006, I summed up my three years' experience of studying Buddhism. I only recited the Maitreya Sutra, only Amitabha Buddha, and concentrated on the practice, so I got the benefits very quickly. I was also lucky that I didn't practice in a different way from the beginning, just listened to the old masters and recited one sutra and one Buddha's name. That's why when I had been studying Buddhism for three months the year before last, a fellow Buddhist who had been studying for 20 years came to ask me for advice and didn't believe I had only been studying Buddhism for three months.
I. The obstacles to releasing raw materials are getting smaller and smaller
Chanting the Buddha's name is a positive practice, and releasing raw materials is a helpful practice. It is a dual practice. I have had too many inspirations from my own release, so here are some of them for your benefit. In 2003, I released a lot of beings from the Yangtze River in Nanjing to the West Lake in Hangzhou, and then to the Pearl River in Guangzhou, and also to the sea in Shantou (I don't know the name). In 2003, I started releasing 100 RMB once a month, and now I release several hundred RMB twice a week. The money is getting bigger and bigger, and so is the release. The obstacles are also getting smaller and smaller. Three years ago, I did not have the money to release the animals; sometimes I did not have the time; sometimes my family did not agree; and I could not buy the right animals to release, often I brought 1000 yuan to buy only ten or eight pounds of loach, but I could not buy other animals because they had different habits and were not easy to release. It was a long way to travel, and it took a lot of time. But now I can just take a car to Huangsha Pier and I can get as many loaches as I want, next to the Pearl River, and someone will help me push them there with a cart. I was bragging to my girlfriend, "See, this is probably called "releasing life without hindrance"." There are still times when many of my work colleagues still ask me about releasing some of my animals, but still don't do it. I really want to grab their hands and take them to release them, and tell them, "You'll know if you do it once.
II Too many inspirations for releasing raw materials
After I started releasing raw materials, once my girlfriend dreamed that a turtle wanted to give us a good son; another time I dreamed that a turtle in the supermarket wanted me to go and save him; another time I bought bullfrogs and left them at home overnight without releasing them, and one died and I dreamt of killing someone that day; another time after I released 300 catties of small loaches at the biggest time, I started to sleep only four to six hours a day without getting sleepy; another time I came back from releasing raw materials After chanting the Buddha all the way home, I went upstairs and felt that the previously gloomy hallway had turned into a world of brilliant light. In the past three years, I have been able to achieve what I want, and my closed mind, which had been bullied by my classmates when I was a child, has been liberated, and I am very confident, believing that I am blessed and capable. Master Yin Guang said, "Don't kill, let live, chant Buddha and eat vegetarianism. Those who do these four things will have their minds fulfilled." I have fully verified that I have become best friends with cats, dogs, loaches and fish. I can see their joys and sorrows clearly. Once I dreamed of a river full of big fish rolling around, I knew the fish had come to give me the news. A month later my income soared to 15,000 a month.
III Releasing fish many times to show compassion
Once my father bought fish and came back to cook and eat them, I was in so much pain that I didn't eat them. Chanting Buddha to the fish. At that time, I knew I had some compassion. Later I said that fish was my friend and that I should never eat fish again in the house, and for good luck, I also refrained from swearing and putting meat in the fridge and kitchen in the house. Compassion is merit, and we must not, as Master Lian Chi sighed, "Release life, but only for the body, not for the life of wisdom."
I read the Earth Store Sutra after releasing life: "May the Holy One return to his original place, without sorrow, memory or sadness. The sinful daughter of Yue Di Li has been born in heaven for three days now. She has made offerings to her mother and has given alms to the temple of the King of Supreme Self-Realisation. Not only has the mother of the Bodhisattva been freed from hell, but all the infinite sinners have been blessed on this day, and all have been born together. When the demon king had finished speaking, he retreated with his palms together. The Brahmin's daughter returned as if from a dream. When she realised this, she went before the statue of the Buddha, and made a great vow: "May I make it easy for all sentient beings who are suffering to be freed in the future.
I then asked my girlfriend, "What did the broken woman realise to make this great vow?" My girlfriend thought for a moment and did not answer. I said, "He is enlightened that all sentient beings are past parents and future Buddhas." That means her filial piety has expanded to include compassion. Our releasing beings is also filial piety, releasing past parents, paying off debts and repaying kindness. Compassion will definitely be born here.
Four: After releasing the living beings, reciting the Buddha's words "it's hard not to be still"
This is what I found in Hangzhou after the release, when I came back from the release and recited the Buddha's name, my mouth chanted and my ears listened to it. It was so quiet that the only sound in the world was the Buddha's hymn buzzing in my ears. I realised that chanting the Buddha's name is a positive practice, and releasing the living beings is a helpful practice. There is a reason for the ancient masters to say that both positive and helpful practices are true. Giving is the first of the six degrees of charity, and releasing life is the greatest form of charity, combining financial charity, Dharma charity and fearless charity. I said to my fellow practitioners, "Life release is compassion and joy. It is a deposit, and when you need it, he comes back." I'm never afraid of letting go and not coming back, I'm only afraid of coming back too quickly, and this is true. I always have good things the day after I let go, and my fellow students say, "I've learned to live by studying Buddhism."
Five: Make a vow to release a living creature and quickly fulfil it
As long as you make a vow to release as much money or as many animals a year. As long as you believe, you work hard and you do it for the animals. You don't have to worry too much about the rest, you just wait for the money to come, there will definitely be money for you to release soon, you have to really release it, and then the Buddha will make you rich too. But if you premise first for yourself and wish a bit reluctantly, then it's hard to say what will happen.
I am a stock analyst and in my company, I have to help the salesmen to attract clients to give money to our company, by our professional charisma. But in bad markets actually clients can only lose money with us, so often we make money and clients lose money. This did make me rather sad over time, even though our income was very high and I was releasing a lot of life. But after I made the vow to release 2,000 pounds of loach in 2006, I left the company and met a trader on my own who gave me stocks that made a steady profit, and I operated them for my clients, which also made a steady profit. Then I immediately released 913 catties of loach. I remembered the words of Venerable Jingkong: "After you have made a vow for all sentient beings, the Buddha has already begun to set a path for you. What malice can the Buddha and Bodhisattvas have, all good intentions." Gratitude for three years． I would most like to tell the story of releasing loaches． I made a vow on New Year's Day in 2006 to release 2,000 catties of loach in a year's time until the Spring Festival in 2007． I quit my job at the time of the vow. The income I used to earn went to my family and I was not saving much. The reason is that I experienced a lot of benefits from the release (the first release, the stock rose. The first time I released a lot of animals, the stock went up, and the animals I released came to me in dreams to tell me something.
I also thought it was a bit difficult. The first 5,460 yuan I got immediately after making the vow, I immediately released 100 pounds, and about two weeks later, I got another 11,000 income, I put 300 pounds as soon as the money arrived that day. 300 pounds of loach dumped into the river, I was overjoyed, chanting back to the Buddha, there seemed to be Buddha's light shining across the river, I was full of confidence, believe I will succeed.
The next day at 3:00, I woke up, stretched my body and felt that I had enough and didn't want to sleep anymore, so I got up, chanted the Buddha and prepared to plan my work for the morning, clearing my mind and body. I used to want to sleep only 6 hours a day, because I know that the first step for successful people is to control their sleep, many people such as Napoleon only slept a few hours a day, I also tried to get up at 3:00 several times, but never did, sleep time is still lazy at 9 hours a day. This time, after getting up after 6 hours of sleep, I was surprised to know that it was related to the great release, so I desperately called the master's phone, but the master was not in, and my fellow practitioners told me that goodness can give birth to determination and can eliminate sin.
I then looked for the relevant theory ------ when sleeping at night, greedy sleep will be inducted with ghosts, there are also some wrongdoers are interfering with the quality of sleep. I once saw a black shadow on my girlfriend's head hitting her head with something, and she had insomnia every day for that period, sleeping for more than 11 hours were lacking. And by releasing the sins, it would overtake these ingrates and the quality of sleep would be greatly improved.
This reminds me of the words of Master Lian Chi, "The matter of releasing life is obvious, but the reason for releasing life is deep and difficult to understand." I have met too many people who ask me about the rationale for releasing the living creatures, but it is rare to see them actually go out and try it.
I was so happy that I immediately released another 200 pounds, and then several dozens and dozens of pounds after that. after I made a vow to release 2,000 pounds a year on New Year's Day 06, I have released 913 pounds in about a month at the time of writing this article. I'm thinking of doubling my vow. Without the blessing of Buddha, how could this miracle of completing the task quickly have occurred.
After we dumped several hundred pounds of loach into the river, I liked to pour them slowly, and it was immense joy to see the loach falling into the water in sheets and to see them tumbling countlessly on the surface of the river. They are very good at enjoying themselves, constantly twisting and adjusting their bodies, some will not move at all, sinking down with the water, testing the depth of the water and leaping up if they touch something. I told my girlfriend that as long as there is something to eat, whether you are a grass or a small worm, they can fill their bellies and they have a very strong life force and ability to follow nature, they like to swim against the water and are not willing to fall. Some loaches are also grateful and keep doing the 'tail dance' on the surface of the river to show you.
We need to learn from them, learn to adapt to their environment, learn to swim against the current and learn to be grateful. My girlfriend asked me, "Celestials see water as glass, hungry ghosts see water as blood, Bodhisattvas in the world of bliss see water as a pool of seven treasures, and fish see water as a palace. We have found palaces and homes for so many fish, so why don't we have good houses yet?" I said, "When I was a child I dug up ant's nests and ate swallow's nests. I've dug up bird's nests (shame on me), so we move around a lot. But we've released so many, we'll have a home too. Soon after saying this, we moved again, but this time for the last time, as we don't have to move anymore.
This post is a look back at my own three years of releasing beings, and incorporates my own industry and heart journey.
"You don't know until you release." This is what I often say to those who gather around to release the living beings: "Release the living beings to gain wealth, health and wisdom, but not to know unless you release them." Usually when they say this, some of the onlookers hear it, some leave in silence, some ask more questions, and some are silent and reflective. We can't ask others what to do, we can only ask ourselves to get closer to the Buddha and further in ......
My article "Three years since the release" has been made into a charity click by someone who doesn't know, and I have had a few people call to ask how to release it. Others have asked me to elaborate on the induction of the release. This always makes me want to write a more detailed one. So today I am writing.
If you don't chant more than 3,000,000 times, you feel that chanting is homework, but if you chant more than 3,000,000 times, you start to feel that chanting is joy. In any case, chanting is a positive practice, and releasing the Buddha is a helpful practice. This is a double practice. The reason why releasing life is the first practice of Buddhism is because the first of the six degrees of Buddhism is giving, and releasing life is the perfect "financial, Dharma and fearless giving." It is the king of almsgiving and most likely to stimulate compassion. For acts that easily stimulate compassion, vegetarianism and life release are the quickest.
Three years ago, started releasing lives. To check how many lives there are, focus a lot on the size of the blessing. To focus on what lives are put up with great rewards, and so on. Then I read Zhuge Liang's "Book of Commandments for Nephews" ---- "Endure flexing and stretching, go to the smallest detail and consult widely". I was able to get some insight into this, so I stopped worrying about these small things and let go of my mind.
Three years ago, my income was 600 per month, and I wrote a column for a living, a stock column, and I was a stock commentator by profession. People see stock commentators on TV talking eloquently, in fact, most of them have no money to do stocks themselves and are earning a salary. I released 100 yuan every month. The rest of the time I chant Buddha. At that time I was writing a column from home, a freelance job, I guess. It was very dignified to see me writing without knowing that at any time I would run out of food, have no computer and have to go to an internet cafe to write my articles. My dog would come to me at the cyber cafe when it was time to eat. Letting go was a pleasure for my girlfriend and I. We had nothing and were a little more open-minded. There wasn't much money at the time, but the practice was more sincere.
When SARS hit in May '03, all internet cafes were closed. I had no computer and no place to write. Six months later, I had another column to write and a monthly income of 1,200 yuan. At the same time, I met a vice president of a company and often chatted on QQ. he said that the company was good enough for me to help out and sent me 600 yuan.
In October, the two columns stopped for special reasons. I suddenly had no income, and at this time I immediately received an invitation from the vice president in Hangzhou to help me out, and gave me another advance of 1,000 yuan for travel expenses. I went gladly. By this time I had already been releasing people in the Yangtze River for 10 months. When I first arrived in Hangzhou, I saw the night and fireworks at the station, as if they were greeting me. I had renewed ambition and felt sure I would make a fortune in this city.
Sure enough, I made 130,000 yuan in five months here, and I was new to the city and still only had a high school diploma. And my colleague had a bachelor's degree but only 2,500 yuan a month. It had to do with the fact that I got some clients privately. My releases started to get bigger and more numerous. Every time we released, we were too lazy to go for less than 500 yuan, and we went for more than 800 yuan at a time, and our release location started to shift to West Lake.
No matter what kind of animal you release, you are at the same time giving financial, legal and fearless charity. The Venerable Haitao said, "Release the loach for beauty and delicate skin; release the tortoise for peace and longevity compared to other animals; release the conch for peace and a big heart (because the conch grows in the sea and each time you release a lot of them, it increases your confidence and you know you have great blessings); release the frog, your legs will be stronger. (After listening to the enlightenment, I realised that my worst running as a child was related to the frogs I killed when I was a child, and my arms were so strong that I was the university champion in shot put, so my legs and arms were clearly contrasting); releasing toads will heal skin diseases; releasing birds will make your body lighter; releasing earthworms will increase your ability to endure and adapt to the environment (take your children to the bird and fish market to buy earthworms); releasing eagles will increase your vision and courage, and you will learn to be bold. Release eels to learn gratitude; release carp to increase joy and bouncing ability. Pigeons, forget it. Other animals can be used as you see fit. Anyway, don't underestimate this secret, it is absolutely true and effective.
You'll never be able to stop stealing, and you'll be convinced that you'll get back what you borrowed;
Release a large number of animals to push the limits of your heart
We often say, "The merit is immense" when releasing a living creature. But the true merit of releasing life is only when we do so with compassion. For even if we release as much as we can, the sins we release will still be "like the earth on the paw, but not like the earth on the ground". Because sins are caused by infinite number of kalpas, and if they have a physical appearance, they cannot be tolerated in the entire void of the Dharma. However, by releasing a living being and reciting the Buddha's name, one can rejoice and believe in the Buddha's nature, and break the demonic barrier. Some people ask: "How good it is to chant Buddha's name without releasing the living beings, and not to spend money." But if you don't release life, you won't have internal and external wealth to give; you won't have wealth and health benefits. At the same time, there is no help for the chanting of Buddha ---- The chanting of Buddha is the first way to benefit from the amount of mind you have, while releasing the living beings is the first way to continuously expand the amount of mind, grow in compassion and open the door of giving. The first few times you do this, you will have good luck, but don't worry, not after a year of active releasing, you will start to get what you want. It is like accumulating qi and rushing through the gates. It doesn't matter if you don't feel anything, it's just building up. At a certain point, joy, compassion, surrender, freedom and a healthy state of mind will emerge. This is why releasing life is the best habit for human beings.
Before releasing the animal, recite the repentance verse (I wish to repent for all the bad karma I have done in the past, which was born from my body, speech and mind), the three vows (vow to Buddha not to fall into hell, vow to the law not to fall into hungry ghosts, vow to monks not to fall into animals), then recite the Buddha's name "Namo Amitabha Buddha" (as many times as necessary), and imagine the Buddha's light shining above you and the animal. Imagine the Buddha's light shining above you and the animal. Let go of the animal and then return to ---- "I would like to return the merits to the world of bliss for all sentient beings".
五 发愿放生，迅速 满愿
我是股票分析师，在公司，要帮助业务员吸引客户给我们公司钱，靠我们的专业魅力。但是在不好的市场其实客户和我们合作只能亏损，所以经常是我们赚了，客户亏了。这样时间长了，我确实比较难过，虽然我们收入非常高，我也在大量放生。但是在我发愿2006年放生泥鳅2000斤以后，我离开了公司，自己认识了一个操盘手，他给我稳赚的股票，我为客户操作，也稳赚。然后我马上就放了913斤泥鳅。我想起了净空法师的话：“当你发愿为众生以后，佛已经开始给你安排了一个路。佛菩萨能有什么恶意呢，全部是好意。”感恩三年了．我最想说说放生泥鳅的故事． 我０６年元旦发愿放生泥鳅２０００斤，时间是到０７年春节的一年时间里．当时发愿的时候，我辞职了．以前的收入给了家里，我是不大存款的。因为我体会到了大量的放生利益（初次放生，股票涨停．放生多次有放生的动物托梦来告诉我一些事情 ）所以发愿一年放2000斤。
放生是布施之王,无论放什么动物,都同时具足了财布施,法布施和无畏布施. 但是放各种具体的动物毕竟在细微的果报上有所不同,听海涛法师讲:"放泥鳅可以美容,使皮肤光华细腻; 放乌龟可得安详,且比放其他动物更加让人长寿; 放海螺得平安,心量大(因为海螺在海里生长,且每次放都是很多,会增加信心,知道自己有大福报); 放青蛙,则自己的腿会比较有力(听了开示才知道我小时候跑步就最差原来和我小时候杀青蛙有关,而我胳膊力量很大,是大学铅球冠军,腿和手臂对比明显); 放蛤蟆可医治皮肤病;放鸟类可使自己的身体轻盈; 放蚯蚓可增加忍耐和适应环境能力(要多带自己的孩子去花鸟鱼市场买蚯蚓呦); 放老鹰会增加视野和胆色,气魄; 放鳝鱼会学会感恩; 放鲤鱼会增加欢喜心,增加弹跳能力.放鸽子,算了.其他的动物大家可以自己发挥.总之别小看了这个秘密,绝对真实有效。
心量多大福分多大,我们在放生的时候,经常赞叹说:"功德无量". 但要放出慈悲心才真正功德无量.因为我们放得再多,也是"所灭罪如爪上土,未灭罪如大地土".因为罪过是无量劫造成的,假使有体相者,尽虚空法界不能容受.但是借放生念佛,可以欢喜信入 , 激发体性,破除魔障,放生放到佛光普照,放到慈悲心激发,才灭无量罪过,"如同健儿突围而出,非复千军能制". 有人问:"念佛不放生多好,还不用花钱."但是不放生,就没有内财和外财布施;不得财富和健康报.同时念佛没有助行----念佛是有多大心量得多大利益,而放生是不断拓开心量,增长慈悲,大开布施之门的第一方法.开始放的几次,会有好运临头,但是别急,以后就没有,大约一年的积极放生,开始心想事成. 如同积气冲关.没有感应,空空洞洞的感觉不要紧,那是在积累.到了一定的程度,欢喜心,慈悲心,舍心,自由的境界,健康的心态都会出现.所以说放生是人类的最好习惯.
What are the acts of abstaining from killing and releasing
1. Do not kill a living being with your own hands.
2. Do not abet others to kill.
3. Do not help others to kill.
4. Abstain from eating meat.
5. Do not engage in trades related to killing.
6、Whenever there is worship, regardless of what is being worshipped, use vegetarian dishes, flowers and fruit, not animal gifts.
7. If you see someone killing a human being, you should discourage them or buy the animal to be slaughtered with money and release it. If this does not work, or if the person does not sell the animal, then you should have compassion for the slaughtered animal, and even better if you can recite the Buddha's name or mantra for it.
8. Do not abuse the animal.
9、Other actions that are contrary to killing.
10. Abstain from killing and releasing animals yourself, and advise others to do the same.
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1The wisdom of traditional Chinese culture changes the destiny: filial piety to parents+five in one+self-improvement
2Zhuge Changqing's Three Golden Keys to Changing Destiny
3Zhuge Changqing's Greeting Ritual (15 Steps Concise Version)
3 诸葛长青施食仪轨 （十五步简洁版）
4How to repent: the ritual of repentance and the method of repentance (full version)
5How to read the Dizang Sutra: Methods for reciting Dizang Sutra (complete version)
6How to release? The ritual of releasing life
7Zhuge Changqing's Repentance Culture: A Case Study of Repentance Methods for Changing Destiny
8Free Life Culture: Free Life Culture in Ancient China
9Shocking photo of feeding: Buddha, Bodhisattva and Dharma Protector come to the scene
10Feeding Rite Return: the return is changed to simple return