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From a Free Thinker to a Buddhist

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Before I begin my story, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche for giving me this opportunity and platform to learn the Dharma. I was brought up with a Taoist background, and since I was a child, I was told to Pray to get my wishes fulfilled. For example, I would pray to get good grades in school, I would pray to win a lot of money when I gambled (occasionally during Chinese New Year), I would pray to strike the lottery and so on. I would offer a lot of joss sticks to the gods at the family altar and pray for all those things. Then as I grew up, I realized that the Gods, Buddhas or celestial beings could not help me just through prayer alone. I figured that if everybody could get rich just by sitting at home and praying, then there would be no need for work. Hence, I stopped praying and began to idolize money. Money became my religion. I would only do things to benefit myself and maintain friends only if they were of benefit to me. I would limit my time with friends that […]



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