The Story Of A Dying Bird
It has been a week since my mother was hospitalized last Sunday night. I am still hopeful that she might recover as the doctors have not been able to detect the actual cause after doing tests, X-rays and CT Scan. I have not stopped praying hard each day. In fact, I had never prayed so hard in my whole life like now.
This morning, I did a short prayer for my mother at my altar, reciting the sutra from a book. I got ready to leave for work and had a terrible fright of my life. I found a very colourful bird dying on my porch. It was still struggling to breathe very hard and looked like dying. I was numbed for so long and had nonsensical thoughts flying in my head. I saw tiny ants crawling to this small dying bird.
(Photo taken from: http://tgpearsonaudubon.net)
I wasted no time and bravely picked up my spirits & started chanting Amitabha's Ferry Mantra 7 times and dedicated to the bird to leave in peace & fly to heavens. I took out the Frankinsence's essential oil from my pocket which I used to massage my mum daily to fight her disease. I poured onto the bird to help bring relief and comfort.
I walked away sadly and wore my shoes.
I turned around and was shocked to see the dying bird standing on its 2 legs again! Whoaaa!
This is the actual photo of the bird. Everyone knows that I am a very superstitious man but I hope the bird was showing me some GOOD SIGNS!!