All Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Venerable Master, Dharma Masters and Good Advisors: Amitabha. My Dharma name is Lau Guo Hui. Tonight I'm going to share with you how I came to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas and what I've learned in school.
In 1988, my parents came to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas to bow the Ten Thousand Buddhas Repentance for the first time, without me. I was ten months old then. My mom missed me, so she decided to bring me the following year, 1989.
From then on, I would come to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas with my parents every year. In 1993, my parents and I went to the Venerable Master's house on No 3 Dharma Protector Lane. My parents asked Shifu if we could come to stay permanently. Shifu was very compassionate and said yes. So, I am here today studying in the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas.
I have just graduated from Instilling Goodness Elementary School in the City. In school, I have learned how to be more respectful to my elders, filial to my parents, compassionate to animals, and friendly to my friends. I have learned to be more thrifty. I very seldom ask my parents to buy something unless it is for school or when they agree to my request and it is very cheap.
The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas has a very unique school. The teachers are different. The school has Dharma Masters as teachers. And boys and girls study separately. The environment in the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas is also very unique. The air is fresher and the animals make it seem like a safari world. That's why I study well and am happy and healthy here.
When I was at the Venerable Master's house in 1993, he asked me my name. I said "Xiao Hui." He said "Why Xiao Hui (small wisdom), not Da Hui (great wisdom)?" In 1997, I found in the Ten Thousand Buddhas Repentance, a Bodhisattva named "Da Hui Bodhisattva." Now I want to study the Buddhadharma, delight in my studies, and become a Da Hui.