by Chon-Ho Tu of Kaohsiung


Before I took up the Mahayana Zengong teachings . . .


I used to devour fish and meat,

Now I am a vegetarian.

I used to smoke and drink,

Now I am rid of them both.

I used to suffer from aches and pain in my waist and back,

Now I walk straight, with my head up.

I used to go to bed late at night and get up late in the morning,

Now I go to bed early and get up early.

I used to live my life aimlessly,

Now I lead my life with full confidence.

I used to indulge in desire, anger and ignorance,

Now I fully realize my own shortcomings.

I used to easily lose my temper,

Now I burst into laughter all day long.

I used to think and act negatively,

Now I firmly believe in the Law of Causality.

I used to be an atheist,

Now I prostrate to Buddha and confess my sins.

I used to ignore poor people,

Now I cultivate my virtue and wisdom.

I used to be un-focused and easily distracted in my activities,

Now I gradually improve my concentration.


After taking up the Mahayana Zengong teaching, I completely changed my lifestyle for the better.