臺灣外在環境的誘因逐漸增多，電玩、色情店到處林立。1989 年，發願要帶孩子到聖城，讓他們在清淨的環境中成長。然而「要學好，冤孽找」，未能如願。唯有懇求諸佛菩薩及師父上人慈悲加被，終於在1995 年得以親送兩個小孩到聖城讀書。
I'm from Taiwan. Ever since I was little, I saw my mother suffer from her attachments to the family. And after I grew up, I often had to frequent bars and teahouses for the sake of doing business. There I saw all the sordid sides of life, and as a result I began to search for a way out of the misery.
When I first started practicing Buddhism, I forced myself to eat only vegetarian food on the first and fifteenth of the lunar month. Sometimes I had to bring my vegetarian lunchbox to the restaurant when I went out for lunch with business partners. I later read about the Venerable Master Hua and the Sagely City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and I came across the newsletter "Source of Wisdom," which was like a treasure to me. From then on, I was deeply drawn to the Venerable Master and the Sagely City as if they were a big magnet.
In Taiwan the external temptations continued to multiply; video game arcades and pornographic establishments sprang up everywhere. In 1989 I vowed to bring my children to the Sagely City, so they could grow up in a pure environment. However, "whenever one wishes to become good, one's karmic obstacles search one out"; I couldn't fulfill my vow. Through sincere prayers to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and the Venerable Master's compassionate blessing, in 1995 I was finally able to bring my two children to the Sagely City to go to school.
Last year I tripped and fell from an oil drum at the factory. My head was bleeding severely and I couldn't move my right foot. There was no one around. The only thought on my mind was to recite Guanshiyin Bodhisattva's name and contemplate the Thousand-handed, Thousand-eyed Guanshiyin Bodhisattva image at the Sagely City radiating light upon my body. I was suddenly discovered by a kindhearted person and sent by ambulance to the hospital to be examined. All along the way I kept vomiting, but I never stopped reciting the Bodhisattva's name. Finally the doctor told me incredulously, "All your tests came out fine. We don't know how to treat you."
In 1993 the Venerable Master went to Taiwan in spite of his illness to spread the Dharma and teach living beings. When he asked me, "Do you have any problems?" I was so touched; I tearfully said that I didn't. Then he told me, "You have to do two jobs." When I returned to the Sagely City at the beginning of this year and became a resident and volunteer here, I finally understood what he meant. I love the Sagely City; this is my home. Not only do I want to do these two jobs, I want to vigorously cultivate to repay a tiny bit of the great kindness shown me by the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and the Venerable Master.