subject: Witnessing the birth of a Bodhisattva into the world [print this page] author: Shirley69 time: 2016-7-4 17:19 subject: Witnessing the birth of a Bodhisattva into the world Witnessing the birth of a Bodhisattva into the world
The next year, between three and five a.m. on the 30th day of the seventh lunar month (August 26, 1840), Mrs. Hsiao went into labor and gave birth to the Master. He entered the world in a caul, a state had only by eighth stage Bodhisattvas, which caused his mother alarm. Thinking that there was no hope of her ever bearing children again, she died in grief. The next day, the family was visited by an old medicine peddler who, upon opening the mass of the flesh, removed a male child. These are the circumstances surrounding the birth of the Master Yun.
The verse says:
He came and yet did not come; he was born and yet not born.
From the court of Tushita Heaven, the Master Yun descended,
Instructed by Maitreya Bodhisattva to bring forth the Buddha's Dharma.
Shakyamuni Buddha predicted that he would save the schools' repute.