而終點，就是開始的地方， 因為我們最大的光榮，不是從不跌倒， 而是跌倒後，能站起來。
......我那同事在醫院裏打電話給我- -她叫德麗莎，當時坐在車子中間 - - 她說車子一撞，可能翻滾了- -
到現在我還不太清楚 - - 等她清醒後看到鄭溫仁，就一直叫： 「鄭溫仁！鄭溫仁！William ，William
「Sue(淑惠)，看到了吧！ 」他走的時候，嘴裏還在念經，也是告訴我：「我沒騙妳吧！ 」這是很奇怪的事情。
My brother, Mr. William Jeng (name in the Dharma, Guo Ren),
was born in Jia-Yi, Taiwan, in 1954. Our father ran a
drugstore and our mother was a full-time housewife. We have
a younger sister. William was very intelligent and gifted
since childhood. He always excelled in everything he did.
After graduating from Soochow University in Taiwan, William
first worked for a marine logistics company. Later he worked
for Wan-Yo Paper Company whose president thought very highly
of him and appointed him to expand the company's overseas
business. Because of this, William came to the United
In 1984, William worked for Wellex as a
salesperson. In 1988, in order to fulfill his business
vision and ambition, he took the first step to starting his
own business. Using his living room as the office and
depending on his sharp logical thinking, William began his
computer component distribution business. That was when
Wintec's foundation was formed. With the increased business
and the pursuit of Wintec's long-term mission, the company
started manufacturing computer memory modules. Over the
years, the manufacturing process evolved from manual
assembly to fully automated assembly.
All these developments boosted the
company to be one of the most renowned computer parts
suppliers in the San Francisco Bay Area and also one of the
major computer memory module manufacturers in the United
States. Wintec started with only two employees thirteen
years ago and has expanded into a company with seven branch
offices internationally and nearly 300 employees. This
progression reflects William's exceptional leadership and
William met the Venerable Master Hua in
1989 and started practicing Buddhism. This was a big turning
point in his life. After taking refuge, he became a complete
vegetarian and led a life of strict self-discipline. He was
wholeheartedly compassionate to everyone and always applied
the Venerable Master's teachings.
William lived a very simple life. When
his clothes were torn, he always mended them and wore them
again. When employees didn't finish their lunch completely,
he would advise them not to waste. No matter where and how
busy he was, he never skipped his morning and evening
recitations. On the way home, he would move dead animals to
the roadside and recite a Sutra for them. To prevent deer
from getting killed while attempting to leap over the sharp
fence surrounding his yard, he replaced the entire fence
with a flat design. Whenever he found out that any employee
or employee's family member was sick, he would take the
chance to tell them how to improve their health through a
vegetarian diet and how to eradicate bad karma through Sutra
recitation. On special occasions like New Year's Day or
other festivals, he would make thirty to forty phone calls
to every member of the entire family. If any family member
were ill, he would call many times to wish them well.
William was also the president of the San Francisco Bay Area
Buddhist Association and was very dedicated to protecting
the Dharma. He advised friends to become vegetarian and to
do good deeds. We will always remember his sincere and
endless care for employees, friends, families and all living
Although his time in the world came to an
end on April 9th in a car accident in Brazil, his exemplary
kindness and compassion will always stay in our minds. We
believe that under the guidance of Amitabha Buddha, William
is going to the next stage of his journey-to be reborn in
the Western Pure Land, to reach the ultimate enlightenment
and to come back to this world with a mission to save all
living beings. Amitabha!
Venerable Master, all Dharma Masters, all good knowing
advisors, family members, relatives, and friends. I stand
before you today, the representative of a family in grief,
to thank the Venerable Master, the Dharma Masters, the
community and all those who came together to help us out in
time of need. We are united today to pay respects to my
father, William Jeng.
To me he was the essence of a perfect
father. He took my mother and me from the ghettos of San
Jose and moved us into an exquisite home atop Fremont. Never
did he have time for himself; he gave all his spare time to
his family and religion. As I recollect my life growing up,
I remember him always being there to play with me and to
help me in school even though his English was never up to
par. Even when we lived in the ghettos, he managed to save
enough money to take the family out to McDonalds once a
As the years progressed and we moved to
better neighborhoods, he still kept his humble ways. You
might have seen him driving his fancy cars, wearing his nice
clothes, and eating the best foods, but once he got home, he
put on clothes that were a decade old. I would always make
fun of him because of the holes in his pants and shirts, but
he did not care. He was a simple man who led a simple life,
but through thick and thin he was always a devout Buddhist.
His religious devotion ran deep and every
morning and every night, he sacrificed an hour to daily
recitation. He conserved as much as possible so that he
could donate more towards religious causes and other
Every Sunday he would go to the temple
for weekly prayers, and whenever he could, he would help the
Buddhist community spread the Dharma's teaching.
Abraham Lincoln once said, "And in the
end, it is not the years in your life that count. It is the
life in the years." It is true: even though my father was
only granted but half a life, I am truly grateful that he
was my father because every moment that he was here he was
able to brighten my life . He was my mentor, my spiritual
teacher, my best friend, my father, and my hero.
As we leave this sacred place today,
What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start, because our greatest glory is
Not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Note: Right before his passing away,
Upasaka William Jeng remembered to recite the Buddha's name.
The following is excerpted from talks given by his wife,
Mrs. Sue Jeng, and his son, at Gold Sage Monastery in San
Jose at noon on Sunday, April 14. See the May issue of Pure
Sounds from Silicon Valley, the newsletter of Gold Sage
Monastery, for the complete talks.
Sue (Mrs. William Jeng):
... Later Teresa, my coworker, called me from the hospital.
She was sitting between two other passengers in the car at
the time of the accident. She said that when the car
crashed, it might have turned over (I'm still not too clear
about this.) When she woke up, she saw William and called,
"William, William!" She saw that he was pale in the face,
sweating profusely, and had lost consciousness. He didn't
respond at all but his mouth was moving and continually
reciting. (Later Teresa confirmed that he was reciting
Amitabha's name). For a long time she kept calling him.
Finally he opened his eyes and glanced at her, then
continued to recite the Buddha's name. He probably was
passing a message to me:
"Sue, you see!" He was still reciting
when he was about to go, letting me know, "See, I didn't lie
to you!" This was very strange.
... The last time that I saw Dad was during spring
break. Because Mom was on a business trip, he took me to the
airport. That was the last time I hugged him and said "Amiabha
Buddha" to him.
The night before he left for Brazil,
Monday, he called me from Miami. The last words he said to
me were, "Nama Guanshiyin Bodhisattva, Nama Guanshiyin
Bodhisattva, Nama Guanshiyin Bodhisattva," and "Om mani
padme hum, om mani padme hum, om mani padme hum"
Dad actually knew what was going to
happen and he was preparing me. He was preparing me with
these last words. I am so grateful to him. So we shouldn't
be too sad; we should think that he has gone to a good
place. Thank you.