Mixed Rice, Mummy

She was born in a wealthy family. Her husband is a Mayor and she has lovely children. Her life is not perfect, however, she has seafood allergy which leads to rheumatoid and thus she has body aches. What retributions would cause these? https://dmc.tv/a2389

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[ Aug 23rd, 2007 ] - [ read : 16666 ]
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Mixed Rice, Mummy
Dear Luang Phaw,

I am a Director in the Hospital named Bangkok Jureevej at Roi-Ed province.  I am specialized in medical science recovery on physical therapy.  This Hospital has a warm atmosphere.  There are smiling, sweet-talking, and respects since this place has installed the Dhammakaya Satellite.

The Hospital also arranged activities for offering to the monastic order as a whole, attaining precepts, and jointly meditating with staffs, patients, and patients’ relatives on a regular basis.  There were ceremonies to free cows, fishes, and other animals to give life back to those animals.  I would like to have your mercy to bring in my case study as follows:

My husband is a Mayor of Roi-Ed province.  He is a kind and generous person.  Since he has been Mayor, he is an honest politician.  He has never taken bribe.  His main responsibility is to arrange merit activities in the province, starting from alms-offering, sermon-listening, and monastic order-offering every Sunday.  He also arranged Kathina for those unfulfilled targets in the province as well as other merit ceremonies.

As for myself, I am behind my husband’s success.  I have Khun yay Acharn Upasika and Luang Phaw as my role model.  Both of us accrue merits continuously.

My father had never thought badly of others.  He is generous, flirty, easily gets angry, and is short-tempered.  He has the best financial status among relatives.  If anyone had a financial problem and wanted to borrow from him, they would never have disappointment.  We were not often returned the money, but he was fine with that.

Besides his generosity to the relatives, he also likes to help the world by donating funds to different organisations as well accrues merits as per Buddhism.

In addition, he is a strange property magnate who differs from others.  Any farmer sells land to him.  He would only have them transfer the land title to his name, but he still allows the farmers to continue to grow their products free of charge.  Often, the farmers always take turns to give him rice and fruits that he had never asked for.

However, his hobby is the thing that I cannot accept.  During Saturday and Sunday, he would go to a big gambling house to gamble in different ways.  I stopped him many times.  He however gave a reason that gambling is only for relaxing.  (I did not know which gambling means he played and did not dare to ask as I was afraid of retribution of kamma on rejoicing devils.)

My mother is a really great person.  She likes to traditionally accrue merits.  She focuses on helping others as my father does.  She is a kind and merciful person.  She is taking good care of every one of us as well as my father perfectly.  Regardless of how late my father returns home, she would wait for him with good food every time.

When my father stays home, my mother will take care of him at all times without going out.  She is a good housewife.  However, it is strange.  Although she takes good care of him, he is still a flirt.  She had been depressed and could recover later on.  She never complained anything to him.

My great-grandmother (my maternal grandmother’s mother) was a typical lady who liked to look after her great-grandchildren.  She also liked to donate bowls, accrue merits with Buddhist monks who were ill and build hospital.  Her income was from my mother giving to her.

For myself, I feel so bonded to her since I used to stay with her when I was young.  I got a chance to go to temple and alms-offering on a regular basis.  When she got older, she barely went to the temple.  She however still listened to the sermon from a radio.  She never missed even once.  She passed away by aging when she was ninety-two years.

I have a comfortable life including living, travel, job, and a warm Dhammakaya family. I have a good husband and lovely children. It seems like I have a perfect life, which everyone is happy for me.

However, I have my own distress, which came to me periodically. Since I was young, I remembered that I lost my wallet so often, almost 10 times which every time I felt very upset.

After I got married, I had 2 break-ins. The first time, they took my jewelry and gold from the engagement and wedding, which were worth 2 million baht.

The second time, they took cash, but only a little amount. This is still stuck in my mind.
Even though my life was supposed to be happy after getting married because I have a good life partner, unfortunately, when I was 35 years old, I had lost my baby while still in my womb by abortion because of doctor’s suggestion.

At that time, I was in my second month of pregnancy, and I had a symptom like amniotic fluid bag being broken. After seeing the obstetrician and diagnosed that, it was not a broken amniotic fluid bag. Later on I had high fever for 2 weeks, and went to see the doctor again.

The doctor diagnosed by ultrasound and found that my amniotic fluid bag dried out and so did the baby. The doctor said that my baby would be dead certainly, and if I leave it longer, there would be a chance for me to be inflected by blood flow and finally die. I had to decide to abort.

Who could believe that my perfect life is suffered from having meal outside the house. I do not suffer from lack of money, but I suffer from having plenty of money for dine out, where after eating I had to admit in a hospital in 1999.

Doctor could not find the cause at the beginning. I was diagnosed so many times until they knew that I am allergic to seafood, and that leaded to rheumatoid. At that time, I had a severe symptom where all parts of my body were sore when I moved from my neck, shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, and joint; even could not open my mouth.

Then I had to wrap my body with elastic bandage like a Mummy. I had to recover at my house for a month. After that when I eat out once a week, I often had allergy from food by having rashes all over my body, eyes and face swollen, and have pains at joints and muscles.

After taking medicine for one week, I felt better and temporarily recovered. When weekend arrived, I ate out with my family. I tried to pick the best restaurant, but still would become allergic. I currently feel better, but not totally recovered.

Besides suffering from food, I also suffer from sleep as I am not a deep sleeper and wake up very easily.

I would wake up even hearing low noises. It seems not to be a big problem if I woke up at midnight, and I could go back sleep again; but I could not.

It is very often that intrusion detection alarm would sound at midnight without any reason. This makes me awake, and could not go back to sleep again. In day time, I will have a headache all the time. I am very worried.

1) What merits made my husband be a politician at the provincial level and have many opportunities to hold Buddhism activities all year-round. How will my husband receive these merits?  

2) What wholesomeness brought my father to be wealthy and be property magnate?
What retribution did my father have so that most of the time, he did not receive money back from his relatives when they borrowed his money?
Why did my father always tell his borrowers, “It is ok.” and he did not expect to receive money back? How had he collected this disposition?

3) Why is my father a property magnate who, whenever anyone sold land to him, would let previous landowners continue farming free of charge? Is there any reasoning behind it?  

4) My father married to my mother who is a wonderful wife and has well taken care of him but he is still a flirt. What merits made him have a good wife or what kamma made my mother have a flirty husband?  
Had my parents been husband and wife in the previous lives?

5) Where has my great grandmother been reborn after passing away? How is her living condition? Has she received the merits that I cast Buddha image for her? Has she passed any messages to me?

6) What wholesomeness brought me a comfortable life in living, traveling and career?
Yet, what retribution caused me to loose my wallet 10 times as well as have two break-ins?

7) I had to abort a baby once because the physician advised me that “The baby would definitely die. If you let it be like this, it will cost your life.” I followed the doctor’s advice. Will I have retribution?  

Did my baby die before the abortion or die because of the abortion? How will I alleviate this retribution?

8) Where has my aborted baby been reborn? How is his living condition? Has he received the merits from my dedication? What kamma did he have so that he was aborted? Is it related to me?

9) What kamma made me have seafood allergy which leads to rheumatoid and thus I have body aches, could not open my moth and had to wrap with elastic bandage like “Mummy”?    
Currently, I still have allergy. Will I recover? How will I resolve this retribution?

10) What kamma did I have so I sleep lightly, wake up easily and once I am awake, it is hard for me to fall back to sleep? What should I do to sleep better?

11) What kamma made my parents like to support relatives and worldly people but for merits making in Buddhism, they only accrue merits following tradition and do it sometimes only?  
How had my parents pursued perfection with the Dhammakaya community?
What should I do to persuade them to pursue perfection with Luang Phaw?
If I made merit for them by casting Buddha images but did not tell them to rejoice the merits (Anumodana), would they receive the merits?

12) How had I, my husband and both of my children pursued perfection with Luang Phaw and the Dhammakaya community?
How was our meditation progress?

I would like to pay my highest respects to you, Luang Phaw.

Luang Phaw's Dream

I closed my eyes, dreamed and woke up with these answers.
When you tell anybody the story like a tale, it will make anyone know more about retribution (Law of Kamma)
1) The past deed that makes your husband to be a politician in provincial level is generosity offering (dhana). In many past lives, your husband offered generosity (dhana) himself and pursued other people to offer generosity upon his capabilities. Once the merits surface, he then is elected to be mayor.
  • Buddhism activity arrangement entire year provides consequent wholesomeness as follows. When he receives treasures, he will receive continuously for entire year. He will have lots of retinues, will be loved by large number of people and will be in a leader position again in his next life.

2) Your father is wealthy and a property magnate because, in the past life, he donated plots for public use and also liked to help poor people by allowing them to make living on his plots like he does in this present life.
  • It is not his retribution that most of his relatives do not repay money that they borrowed from him but it is his disposition of being generous to relatives which has been like this for many lives.

3) The reason that your father allows plot owners who sold their plots to your father to continue farming on the plots for free is because of his generous disposition for many past lives. In one of his past lives, he was a city ruler who governed the city with ten virtues of a monarch and took good care of poor people by giving away lands for farming.

4) Your parents were husband and wife in the past live that your father was a city ruler. In that life, your mother was his principal consort while your father had many concubines so his disposition follows him in this life. In that past life, your mother was able to accept it as it was tradition and it was acceptable at the time. Because of these, she therefore can accept again in this life.
  • The reason that your father has your mother as a good wife is because they had accrued merits together but your mother has flirtatious husband because of remnants of her adultery kamma in the farther past life. She used to be a flirtatious man. The pictures of your father you see in this life were pictures of your mother in the past.

5) After passing away, your great grandmother becomes a beautiful angel having golden heavenly mansion in the second level of heaven [Tavatimsa] phase 2 from merits she had accrued in Buddhism. She is very happy and had received all merits you had dedicated to her. She passed thank-you message and rejoiced merits you had dedicated to her.

6) You were born with comfort in living, traveling and at work all the way through because of your past merits that you offered generosity (dhana), observed precepts (sila) and meditated (bhavana) with Dhammakaya community persistently.
  • However, you lost your wallets 10 times and also your house was robbed 2 times because, in a past life, you were born as a young girl of good behaviour and you liked to take money from your parents’ or your siblings’ wallets without their permission for snacks and had fun when you were teenager.
7) You had to abort 1 time because a doctor said that the baby would definitely die and if you left it there, you would die as well.
  • The abortion did not lead you any retribution because the unborn baby has kamma from killing pregnant animals so he has to die in a womb. He died before you aborted.
  • You should regularly free pregnant animals; i.e. pregnant cows, pregnant fishes, etc. Your abortion retribution will be lessened.

8) Your aborted baby had been reborn in other humans’ womb many times but the retribution has not been repaid yet. The merits you have dedicated for him will help him to be born to the world sooner.
  • Your past deed that make you abort is that, in the past life, you liked to eat eggs; i.e. crab’s, fishes’, etc. very much. Sometimes you asked others to find pregnant fishes and pregnant crabs to cook for you so you have abortion retribution and other retributions as well.

9) The retribution that made you have seafood allergy which leads to rheumatoid and thus you have body aches, could not open your moth and had to wrap with elastic bandage like “Mummy” is that in the previous life, you liked to eat crabs very much so you always caught crabs and tied their body and legs together and then keep them to kill for food later.     

10) The reasons why you sleep lightly, wake up easily and once you are awake, it is hard for you to fall back to sleep are in one of your previous lives, you liked to hold entertaining parties at night and often disturbed neighbors. This made your neighbors not to sleep so you have these same symptoms.
  • You should make merits by offering bedding to Buddhist monks, novices and poor people and your symptoms should get better.

  • Since we have met each other in this life, therefore you must try to pursue perfection in all merits with fullest efforts and make a wish to follow the Dhammakaya community to the fourth level of heaven (Tusita), in the special merit zone – bodhisattva as well as do not be apart from each other again


Case study in real life

The Law of Kamma (Pali:Compared to "Karma" in Sanskrit) segment or "Case Study" is one of the prominent sections on the Dream in Dream kindergarten program, conducted by the Venerable Phrarajbhavanavisudh, also known as, Luang Phaw Dhammajayo of the Dhammakaya Temple in Pathum Thani Province, Thailand.

Each individualized "Case Study" is based on the timeless Law of Kamma (the Law of Cause and Effect) which examines the reasons for many situations and complex inter-relationships people find themselves in. Viewers from around the world write personal letters to Luang Phaw wanting to understand the karmic reasons for many special circumstances in their life.

This program is not intended to convert anyone to Buddhism or any other religions persuasion. Rather the goal is to help spread genuine peace, happiness and understanding here in Thailand and around the world. By first discovering and cultivating inner peace within ourselves through meditation, we can help spread love and kindness outward, helping to make our world a better place for everyone.


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