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.