Untying 5 years of emotional knot; regaining friendship through chanting


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Amazingly, my prayer was answered! On Day 6, I was on my way home when I saw my friend some distance away but I lost sight of her in the crowd after searching in vain for her in the shops and along the crowded corridor. This time, I desperately wanted to express my apology and messaged her without hesitation. I was elated when she replied and accepted it the next day!

During my first 7-Day Chanting Class in July 2017, we were guided to chant sincerely for the health and happiness of our family and friends. I chanted for a friend whom I have not contacted for 5 years. We used to be close friends but due to some misunderstanding, the friendship ended. I always felt that I owed her a thank you and an apology but I did not have the courage to do so. This emotional knot stayed deep in my heart through these years.

So I chanted for her with utmost sincerity. Every chant conveyed my well wishes and a silent apology that I hoped Buddha and Master JinBodhi could relay to her. Amazingly, my prayer was answered! On Day 6, I was on my way home when I saw my friend some distance away but I lost sight of her in the crowd after searching in vain for her in the shops and along the crowded corridor. This time, I desperately wanted to express my apology and messaged her without hesitation. I was elated when she replied and accepted it the next day! The knot in my heart has finally been untied. We had a good time catching up and agreed that we have matured and moved on with our lives. Since that day, we have kept in touch until now.

I am deeply grateful to Buddha and Master JinBodhi for fulfilling my wish and giving me a chance to make things right. I am also very thankful to Master for his dharma teachings and inspiring me on this journey of self-reflection. I used to have fixated perceptions of how things should be and can be quite stubborn and judgemental at times. Now I am more mindful and broadminded and have learnt to embrace differences. I feel that many things in my life have become smooth sailing too!

LEE YOKE LING

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