晓谕圣像     林钰堂  

 

High-resolution File for this Holy Image
此圣像之高解析度图档

2019年7月13日醒前,梦见大天使加俾额尔;已有短文〈大天使咐嘱〉(F2306)记载,并已依照咐嘱,敬撰〈忏悔五毒回复本净仪轨〉(F2307)。

为了纪念圣尊晓谕之恩,以及供此仪轨法会悬挂,以求加持,我请弟子海涵在电脑中,依我记忆之要点,敬绘我蒙圣眷所见之圣像。海涵先请女儿安琪根据我陈述的要点以及相关资料,以铅笔绘制出大概轮廓方桉,再由安琪通过平板电脑绘图软件制作彩色电子文档,接着再经过数次电邮往返、由海涵依我说明及采纳安琪建议作修订之后,终于逐步完成近似的圣像档。巧妙的是,安琪在学校上英语课的英文名字是Angel,即「天使」。

大天使加俾额尔通常显示为男武士,但在此次感应中则显现为女武士。这是因为圣众都没有形体的束缚,可以随缘任意示现。观音的「三十二应」便是如此。多年以前,我也曾梦见女天使;她有长的两翼,但是她随即把两翼收进后背,完全看不出来(参见F0229〈天使驾临〉)。此次大天使加俾额尔也是显现没有两翼的样子。

感恩大天使加俾额尔的示现及咐嘱,也感谢海涵及彼女之敬谨从事,使得此圣像圆满造成,能够与众分享,以及在今后的弘法行中,供陈于法会。

 

                     二○一九年八月十三日
                     养和斋    于加州

 

 

Holy Image of Instruction

 

Yutang Lin

 

In the morning of July 13, 2019, right before I woke up, I saw Archangel Gabriel in a dream; I have recorded it in a short article ″Assignment from Archangel″ (E0252), and have also followed the instruction to compose the ″Ritual for Repenting Five Poisons to Resume Original Purity″ (E0253).

To commemorate the Grace of Her Holiness′s instruction, and to make Her Holy presence, bestowing blessings, available during the ritual ceremonies, I asked disciple Hai Han (Ocean-like Embrace) to reverently paint, in computer, the holy image as I remembered what I witnessed. Hai Han, at first, asked his daughter An Qi to draw a pencil sketch of a general outline according to the key points of my written description and related materials, and then she used a drawing software in a tablet to create a color image file. Afterwards, through many email correspondences back and forth, Hai Han made refinements according to my review suggestions and some improvement suggestions offered by An Qi, and gradually a holy image with close resemblance to what I witnessed had eventually emerged. Coincidentally wonderful is the fact that, the English name used by An Qi for English lessons at school is ′Angel′.

Archangel Gabriel usually appeared as a male warrior, but during this inspiration appeared as a female warrior. This is because holy beings have no restriction in form and appearance, and they can appear in any way as they find fit for the occasions. Guan Yin′s ″Thirty-two Transformations″ also demonstrate this point. Many years ago, I also saw a female angel in a dream; she had a pair of long wings, but she soon folded the wings into her back, and then it appeared as if she had no wings at all; see ″An Angel′s Visit″ (P0140). In the current inspirational encounter, Archangel Gabriel also appeared without wings.

My gratitude to Archangel Gabriel for holy audience and instructions, and thanks to disciple Hai Han and his daughter for dedicated service in this endeavor so that this holy image has been perfectly accomplished to share with all and making it available for future assemblies of this ritual ceremonies.

 

Written in Chinese and translated into English on August 13, 2019
El Cerrito, California