I had just heard of a story regarding a lady with severe depression. She is now mentally ill and has become violent after experiencing heartbreak from a previous relationship.
I was shocked as I noticed that I was in the same position several years ago. Had I not been introduced to Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and Master Lu, I would still be committing the same wrongdoings as I had several years ago – killing, sexual misconduct, drinking, clubbing, wasting time, being selfish, lying, hurting others’ feelings, etc. The worst part of it was that I thought of myself as a kind-hearted person in spite of committing all those wrongdoings on a daily basis. I think it is because I was surrounded by people who also partook in those activities back then.
If the negative karma due to our past mistakes is activated, even if we could come through disasters unscathed physically, we would still suffer mentally. However, by practicing Buddhism and understanding its philosophy, we will know how to avoid our misfortunes. I was so fortunate that Guan Yin Bodhisattva guided me towards the right path. I started following Master Lu’s Buddhist practice—Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. I listen to Master Lu’s radio programs and read his book Buddhism in Plain Termsevery day. Master Lu’s words of wisdom broaden my knowledge and enrich my spiritual life. I also recite Buddhist scriptures, perform life liberations, help others, spread Buddhism and try very hard to discipline myself so I could reduce my karmic debts. I feel like I am given a new lease on life. I have also become more mindful about my thoughts. Because now I understand that a wholesome thought could take you to heaven right in that instant, whereas an unwholesome thought could lead you to hell.
I am very grateful to Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and Guan Yin Bodhisattva who has never given up on me. I am very grateful for everything that I have now – a joyful life, a kind-hearted husband, a successful career, a healthy body and a harmonious family. I know from the bottom of my heart that it’s Guan Yin Bodhisattva that grants me all these things. If I did not practice Buddhism, I would have ended up in the same state as the lady I mentioned earlier. I also know that Guan Yin Bodhisattva answered my prayers because she would like me to practice Buddhism well, and to help more people who suffer. I will not indulge myself and take comfort. Neither will I slacken my efforts. Think about it: Two similar people in similar situations, but practicing Guan Yin Citta makes a world of difference! I cannot express how thankful I am to the people who introduced me to Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door!
I vow that I will try to help as many people as I can by introducing them to Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door. I also call upon people who are practicing Buddhism: Please spare a thought for those who suffer due to their unknowingly committing negative karmas. Do all you can to reach out to them and help them be free from suffering by practicing Buddhism!