有一回， 我到禅堂希望金菩提禅师能给我事业前景方面的指点，便求了一支签。 我得到了一支吉签，指引我努力地工作将会得到回报。与此同时，我母亲继续为我点灯。
I graduated from legal studies in Australia. After a long and futile job searching, I decided to return to Singapore hoping that my prospects here would be better. It was not easy, as I need to compete with a pool of local and foreign law graduates. While all my friends were progressing in their careers, I was gripped by fear of being left behind. Seeing my anxiety, my mother lighted lamps for me and introduced me to Bodhi Meditation.
During one of my visits to the centre, I sought Master JinBodhi’s guidance on my career prospect and drew a divine lot. It was a very auspicious lot, citing that I had worked hard and my efforts would pay off. Meanwhile, my mother continued to light lamps for me.
Soon after, I was offered a role in the legal department of a financial institution! However, the anxiety lingered as it was on a contract basis and not a permanent offer. After several weeks, I decided to make lamp offerings for 49 days to seek blessings from Master JinBodhi. Amazingly, the very next day, my boss informed me that the senior management had noticed me and wanted to convert my role to a permanent legal counsel. I was totally elated! I am so grateful that my career path has been lighted up.
Sometime later, when my cousin confided in me about her worries and sleeping difficulty after she left her job, I lighted a lamp for her without second thought. That very afternoon, she was contacted by many recruiters. I remembered her telling me: “Wow, lamp lighting really works!”. When she was called up for the second interview, she made a lamp offering for herself, hoping that everything would go well. Indeed, she was the only one who landed in the finance position among 17 potential candidates and she also got a pay increment! Her sleep became undisturbed. As firm believers of lamp lighting, both my cousin and I have been sharing the benefits of lamp offering to our friends. Thank you Master JinBodhi!
LIM WOON KWEE BENJAMIN