With his hands always full with family and business matters, Yang Zhong Rong never had the chance to contemplate if there was anything lacking in his family relations. It was only after joining Tzu Chi and attending the “Dharma as Water” study sessions that Yang slowly began to cool down his fiery temper, engaging in acts of charity and filial piety, and work on building a more cohesive family unit. Under such a positive environment, his children also began to learn how empathy and forgiveness towards others can contribute to a closer and happier family spanning across three generations.
As a member of the Dharma teachings team of the “Dharma as Water”study sessions, Hong Li Huan had to prepare teaching materials for the classes, and in the process, she could deeply appreciate the value of this gift from the Master. During the transition from merely knowing the principles, to putting them into action, she continually reflected upon herself till finally, she could let go of the pride in her heart and reconcile with an old friend.
When her youngest daughter was born saddled with illness, just like her first child who had passed away, Cao Su Hua was thunderstruck and wondered, “What bad karma have I forged in the past?” After more than 10 years of psychological and physical torture, she finally found her answer in the “Water Repentance Text.” Although her daughter will require lifelong assistance from parents and family, Cao is determined to take it in her stride and complete her life story on the right note.
To Wang Li Jing, attending the biweekly “Dharma as Water” study sessions is just like a must-have spa appointment for the heart and soul. She commits to memory, stories of the good people and fine deeds that she comes across at Tzu Chi and puts them to good use while at work as a beauty therapist. Through her gentle voice and kind words, she gradually unties the knots in the hearts of her customers, enabling them to bask once again, in the glow of family bliss.