2. In one of your books, you mentioned a disciple who reached Eighth samadhi. Thanks to the Chan practice she was cured of cancer. If illnesses are the results of our past karmic offenses, such as killing karmas, then what role does practicing Chan have in settling these types of karmic debts?
It was very nice to finally meet with you. I hope that you will continue to keep up your Chan practice and further develop your samadhi power.
It was a combination of the Medicine Master Buddha Dharma and Chan meditation that healed her. In her case, the Medicine Master Buddha Dharma brought her cancer under control and her daily Chan practice kept her karmic debts in check.
In general, Chan is a very powerful form of repentance and debt repayment. That is why Chan practitioners invariably become healthier. All of our Chan students who have practiced with us the past several years have had similar experiences.