The 8 Times I met Master Dai Hu「八」見玳瑚師父
文 ／ 李秋蓮 Written by Miss Lee Chew Lian
I first met Master Dai Hu during a tea session on 11 Feb 2017. It was on The Lantern Festival. The tea session was called Lantern Festival Prosperity Tea Session. When I first saw Master Dai Hu’s photo from his Facebook, he gave me a bad impression. This was because his looks resembled my ex-boss, who used to treat me badly. After I met Master Dai Hu, I realise I had judged a person by his looks. Master Dai Hu is very different from the ex-boss!
My 1st time meeting Master Dai Hu
I can sense great loving energy from Master, and a tinge of happiness when I first met him. That day he was very patient to answer a lot of my questions. Since that was the first time I met him, I did not know much etiquette, which he taught us patiently. I remembered the first thing he shared with us that day was the importance of good manners.
When you see Master, you must press your palms together, say “Amituofo” bow before him and greet him “Hello, Master Dai Hu”. Please remember this. It is because he is a Buddhist practitioner, so we have to be well mannered to him. Doing so is good for you too.
That day, Master analysed the luck cycles for all the family members this year. He also taught us what to eat, drink and wear. It was a huge harvest from one tea session. True to his words, Master did not charge any fee. We just had to order food or drinks. As that day was still within the Chinese New Year period, I also gave a red packet to wish Master well. He said we have to spend, in order to use a space in the restaurant, because if we do not spend a single cent, it would be taking advantage of the restaurant. I felt what he said was right. Taking advantage of others will take away our merits!
On that day, Master also said that after meeting him, the rest of my days would be as sweet as the mandarin oranges. As I wrote this, on 10th May 2017 and also Vesak Day, I have known Master for 3 months. Indeed my life was happier than before I knew him, I even received a few jobs and my monthly pay had increased. All these were due to my hard work to go and find the jobs, and thanks to Master for encouraging me to contribute to the society.
My 2nd time meeting Master Dai Hu
The second time I met Master was on 28th February. The dinner was called The Feng Shui Power of Your Dining Table. After I received the knowledge of dining table, I immediately went home to clear my dining table. When I was sleeping, I felt my stomach loosen. My bloated stomach problem was improving. I also listened to Master to move my towel to another place, part of my body which once was full of blackheads improved. I never know that the dining table and the towel got such a great knowledge to them. And yes! Master will share a lot of knowledge, which is not limited to the topic on that day too.
My 3rd Time meeting Master Dai Hu
The third time I met Master was on 4th March. That dinner session was called The Secret Powers of the Rice Cooker & Water Boiler. Master shared with us how to use the rice cooker and water boiler. At first, I thought what could these insignificant items help us with? I did the same thing, immediately when I reach home, I downloaded the compass app and found the correct direction to use my water boiler. The next day I started to cook and put the rice cooker in the right direction. After two days, a few parents sought for me to teach their kids. Within the whole March, I started to have a lot of new students. I was so busy that I could not attend some of the dinner sessions Master held!
I have gone to 8 dinner sessions in total and received a lot of useful knowledge, reaping immense benefits from those sessions.
My 7th time meeting Master Dai Hu
The seventh time I met Master was on 11th April. That dinner session was called How to Strengthen Your Personal Magnetization. I received a bouquet of flowers. That day, a lady gave a flower bouquet to Master. However, due to some reasons she could not bring the flowers home, so Master asked me to bring it home. The very next day I bought a bucket and used it to take a bath with the flowers. Subsequently, during a phone conversation with Master, he said using the flowers to bath would help to treat skin problem. That day I realized that my body part which was always itchy was no longer itchy! Yes, if you give Master flowers, he will dedicate the merits to you, perform an incantation blessing it and ask you to bring it home for bathing.
My 8th time meeting Master Dai Hu
The eighth time I met Master was on 19th April. That dinner session was called The Perfect Celebration Of Our Parents. That day I forgot to bring my hand phone and I could not find them, so I went home. However, Master was kind enough to allow me to continue to take part in the dinner session. That night I saw the most compassionate side of Master. He meticulously taught us how to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and also help us to understand our parents characteristics.
He shared that the biggest filial piety is not to take them out to eat, drink and play. It is actually to prepare the path for them to go on after death. Even though this is unacceptable by most people and considered inauspicious, yet deep in my heart, I have thought about how to face death and so I am very clear that we all have to face death one day. I even thought of what to do to prepare for my own death and how I can face the day when my parents pass on. Hence I totally agree with what Master had said.
After that, I have been encouraging my mum to read Master’s writings because I feel that his writings can help her and a lot people. My dad does not have Facebook so I bought Master’s book for him to read.
I also reread some of his articles, because every time I read it, I will have a different insight. Even though Master is very strict, all he does is for our own good. After knowing him for 3 months, I feel that he is compassionate more than strict.