Back to Health
Back to Health
By Busan Center
In July of 2011, at the age of sixty-one, Mr. Man Sik Kim had to give up his parking lot business because his health was rapidly declining.
He had reflux esophagitis, chronic bladder infections and lumbar spinal stenosis. Lower back pain and frequent urination caused constant distress and inconvenience. Medication and surgery failed to remedy his problems, and two years of prayers to Buddha had yet to be answered.
But then Mr. Kim’s sister happened to catch Grandmaster JinBodhi’s teachings on Korean TV and her interest in Bodhi Meditation was sparked. She encouraged her brother to try it – a huge transformation had begun.
Mr. Kim was committed to meditation practice from the outset, throwing himself into the First Level Retreat with gusto. In addition to The Meditation of Greater Illumination and The Meditation of Purity, he practiced prostration three to four hours every day, sometimes extending his sessions to the ten-hour mark. “Since I was really focused on every movement, I didn’t feel tired. Three hours is not a big deal. I felt peaceful and at ease.”
One month into his practice, Mr. Kim’s back and shoulder pain started to improve. A month after that, he didn’t need to use the restroom every thirty minutes – every three to four hours was enough. His digestive disease and lumbar pain vanished. He couldn’t believe his transformation given that in the recent past he had been a patient without hope.
During his years of deteriorating health, Mr. Kim was depressed and short-tempered. But after Bodhi touched his life, he once again became the gentle husband and loving father that his wife and daughter had known. They were astonished at Mr. Kim’s rapid, radical healing, and needed time to acclimate to the sight of his smiling face and healthy body.
Mr. Kim’s 2012 New Year’s resolution brimmed with his heartfelt gratitude. “Bodhi Meditation is my home, a home that warmly embraced me when I was sick and exhausted and guided me back to health. Now I have a goal – I’m going to broadcast my testimonial to as many people as possible to let them know that Bodhi Meditation effects profound positive change in people’s lives. Through telling my story, I hope to bring more health and happiness to the world.”