Miricle to Share
the Last Stage of Cancer
a True Friend
Turn to Help Others
with Divine Light
Power of Daily Prayer
Vision of Eden
FROM SHUMEI MAGAZINE, VOL. 241
At the Last Stage of Cancer
Chan Lai Fong (New York)
I became a Shumei member six years ago while I was
undergoing therapy treatments after surgery to remove breast cancer.
Since I needed to support my son for his college education, I went
back to work and stopped going to the Center. About one and one-half
years later, the doctor found the cancer had spread to my spine.
He told me to complete unfinished business as soon as possible since
I might die any time.
I went to the Shumei Center to pray. When I had the
pouch containing my Ohikari* changed, a hair was found inside. The
Assistant Sensei explained that having impurities found inside the
Ohikari is a strong reminder from the spiritual world that some
action is needed. She suggested one hundred days' Sampai, which
would require me to come to the Center daily for one hundred consecutive
days to chant and exchange Jyorei. I was hesitant at first because
it was very difficult for me to walk over to the Center since the
intensive therapy I received made me feel weak and dizzy. I preferred
to make a monetary donation, instead. However, she said the donation
from my heart could go with my prayer for the strength to overcome
difficulty. Upon the insistence of the Assistant Sensei, I promised
to do the one hundred days' Sampai.
I knew I had no choice since I was a dying person.
I came to the Center with my pain; it was the only hope I had. Sometimes
my husband helped me to walk over to the Center, and he picked me
up after I finished Sampai. I prayed and did Jyorei, then I knelt
down to clean up the floor and the bathroom. My lifestyle was totally
changed. I did not feel anything was important in this world. I
continued my daily Sampai well beyond the first one hundred days
because I gradually felt better. After a year of continuous Sampai,
the frequency of my therapy treatment was reduced, and my hair started
growing back. In July of this year, the doctor told me that the
cancer cells were all gone.
The doctor was amazed at my recovery, since I am about
seventy years old and my cancer had been at such an advanced stage.
He asked me if I believed in God or any religion. When I said yes,
he put his hands together and gratefully thanked God for the blessing.
He also said I am the only case in New York with such a recovery.
* The Ohikari is a Scroll of Light, inside a protective
white silken pouch, that members wear around their necks. The pouch
is attached to a white cord, or golden chain, so that it may be
suspended from the neck. The Ohikari is always worn when giving