Although I have taken refuge with the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua for many years, due to heavy karmic obstacles, I was never willing to deeply enter the Buddhadharma until two years ago. Thus, I only had half understanding of the most basic concepts, such as the five evil acts, the ten good deeds, and so on. Therefore, I committed many evils. I often hurt others with words, and was jealous of people around me who were better off. I was even greedy for things which I did not deserve. What's more pitiful was that I often gave rise to evil thoughts about men and women. In all of these offenses, I was creating the roots of hell. I was truly an unforgivable offender of the five evils.
Two years ago, circumstances were such that I wanted to come to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas to attend the Buddha Recitation Session. I took one week off from work so that I could attend the whole session. At the beginning of the session, I kept feeling that Amitabha Buddha was manifesting in front of my eyes. He was so adorned and so kind. I could not help but deeply repent of all the evil karma I had created in the past, to the point that tears were streaming down my face. It was like this every day through the whole session. Therefore, I vowed sincerely to be reborn in the Western Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss, and also to do more Buddha's work in this life.
After the session ended, I felt that while traveling on the road of life, we can do something more worthwhile than pursuing money, namely, study Buddhism and bow to the Buddha. Therefore, a few months later, I resolutely quit my job so that I could concentrate on doing Buddha's work at home, as well as attending Dharma sessions, bowing in repentance, and so on. Now, although my life is not as affluent as before in materialistic terms, my body and mind have attained an incomparable feeling of lightness and ease. In fact, worldly fame and benefit are like wisps of drifting cloud to me. I only wish to soon become a true Buddha's disciple in this life, and to propagate the Dharma to benefit living beings so as to repay the Venerable Master's tireless teaching.