The amazing James Cook University at Sims Drive

James Cook University Sims Drive Singapore

Sunday, June 18, 2017

An inspiring member with 48 years of experiences

Kok Thai, related his 48 years of experiences from Geylang West Chapter in the MD meeting, how he with strong determination, overcome tremendous difficulties in his life, suffering from polio, with little education worked in the Chinese wayang and many other jobs, married the second time, altogether he have 3 children.

In the 50s polios were common at that time.

In 1969, at the age of 14 he was introduced to Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism by his neighbor. Which was his greatest good fortune.

When he started he was not serious in his practice.

He related his experiences in sincerely volunteer as a security for kaikan and a teach playing chinese wayang drums, contributed to his good fortune of today

It tough to bring up 3 kids in Singapore, it is tougher for him as a polio victim

Not long ago he overcome a serious heart trouble.

Presently he run a successful fruits juice stall.

He got 2 wishes, to be featured in Singapore Soka Magazine and the media, were fulfilled.

HIs story was featured in Mediacorp Channel 8, Tuesday Special Edition and the testimonial book by SSA - Breakthroughs. A compilation of SSA Men Division Experiences.  Page 147

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Eric Yeo seen me sleeping in the street and our shakabuku campaign

My incredible experiences:

Received a message from Eric Yeo Kheng Leong, who reintroduced me to this buddhism in 1986, which he said he had seen me sleeping in the street.

Eric Yeo with me start a massive shakabuku campaign at Sims Drive, he spearhead the campaign, he able overcome an incurable disease, married and had children, even with only primary 6 qualification.

He work in the RSAF armament division which had much off days to do shakabuku, I work for my mom half day. Since I had nothing to lose, near the bottom of my life.

There is nothing to lose by trying what my senior told me to do shakabuku to eradicate my family negative karma.

We would talk to people every in the market, roadside and swimming pool etc.

He usually approach the old lady asked her Hello aunty do you know NMHRK.

Daishonin said as long as we planted the seeds we had done our mission, when the person will chant will up to them.

We rarely argue with them, As I kept reading and trying to understand the practice

He presently own a 3 room corner HDB flat with marble up the ceilings, near the MRT.

He jog regularly even he don't chant now he had created much good causes earlier. Hope he come back.

He is my greatest critic that spur be to work harder.

My life condition gradually elevated and my environment slowly improved

My amazing interview with One FM on my incredible experiences:

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Amazing adventure in Copenhagen

The last second day of my tour, the tour director informed us, that the next day, the last day we got to find our own program there were no program for the group.

She told us to organise 4 person to take a cab to the city as it was expensive to take the cab alone to the city centre, as our hotel was quite a distance from the city centre.

I asked around but nobody want to go together and the tour director didn't want to organise a tour coach to bring us to the city centre and I don't want to waste the time flying so far to do nothing on the day.

I went back to the hotel to pray earnestly.

Next morning, I woke up early went to our breakfast, met up with 4 persons in the group, this time they agreed to go together, and walk around 10 minute to the Mass Rapid Transit. It was Friday I was surprised that the MRT was quite empty, and it was fully automatic, no staff was station there.

Most of the population there speak Danish.

We got to go to the retail outlet to buy the ticket, some distance away.
We dropped at the world longest shopping street‘Strøget’ from one end to another end.

I bought a wallet for my wife but unfortunately it was lost in the MRT.

After shopping we decided to go for a river cruise at Nyhavn river
After the cruise we took the MRT back. 
I found out that I had left the gift that I had brought for my wife at the MRT.
When I came back to the hotel, my friend ask me to take the lunch at the hotel. The staff was slow as there was not enough staff there, I took the most expensive hamburger in my life, which cost me S$30.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Featured in SSA Times

My family story was featured in SSA Times. Singapore Soka Association. Issue  no 492, 15 Aug 14, page 11

The story related how I was introduced to this buddhism, my family was plagued by heavy karmic illnesses, poverty and disharmony.

 Later how my family took up faith and overcome poverty, disharmony and karmic illnesses.

I enshrined the gohonzon first in 1990, then  I prayed for my mom and my brother to  receive the gohonzon later.
Photo featured my sister in law and my mom.
This photo featured my niece wedding dinner.

As the publication couldn't covered everything about my family, I and my mom were actually introduced to this buddhism way back in the 60s, my first discussion meeting was at Blk 14, Merpati Road. A YMD came to my house at Mattar Road to teach my mom gongyo. Subsequently my family lost touch with the buddhism

I was reintroduced to this practice in 1986 by Eric Yeo.
My sister in law started practicing after 16 years when I practice in 1986. She and my brother received the gohonzon soon after they practice. She and my niece Fiona are leaders in the organisation.
Presently most of my siblings are active except my second sister family, which practice on and off

Now each of our siblings own their own properties and harmony, A far cry from the earlier days, before we started the practice, where 10 persons squeezed in a room.