Talk to the four-faced Buddha with your heart
In 2004 I was a poor, near penniless man, 32 yrs old then, with a family to feed. I went around looking for jobs and always ended up with none. Miraculously, I am now a chairman of a food chain in Singapore, living in a comfortable home and blessed with a wife to be assisting my business.
That year, I went to a four face Buddha temple on a small hill somewhere near the Singapore General Hospital to pray. I remember telling him that if one day I make it big in the food business (I sold my flat to start this business), I will fly to Bangkok to pray at the Erawan Shrine to thank him.
Guess what? I made it. My business expanded and it’s still growing. There is no special "technique" in praying effectively. But I am very, very sure it definitely works if you speak to him slowly, sincerely and truthfully, like a son to a dad. Don’t go to him only when you got trouble, go to him whenever you miss him.
I fly to Bangkok almost 4-5 times a year if time permits. The irony is I don’t even know how to cook but I am doing well in the food business. I have capable, honest and efficient staff who has been through thick and thin with me, strong backers and a wife to be who lessens my work load. I believe it’s the four faced Buddha who helped me.
I hope my real life encounter brings hope to readers out there! I hope that one day we, believers of the four faced Buddha, can meet at the Erawan Shrine and go for a cup of coffee after our prayers, all on me.