Mr. Koichi Enomoto (Japan)Welcome to Japan
My daughter is a kid and likes to have fun just like other kids, yet she follows her mother to the Meditation Centre. She has improved on herself and I’m impressed. She loves and respects her mother and father very much. I feel that my wife is like a friend, a co-worker and an advisor to me. We have the same goal and I would like to walk along with her, hand in hand towards reaching that goal. My name is Koichi Enomoto. I am Japanese. As the only son, I was well looked after. I had no siblings to share and learn the intricacies of gibing and taking with, thus I didn’t know the virtue of gibing. My parents were my givers, and they gave me more than I could give back to them. I had a great deal of freedom in my life, especially when I became a teenager. I had friends; we drank alcohol and smoked cigarettes.This was a traditional habit among Japanese teenagers. When I got a job, I did not slow sown my habit of seeking fun, in fact, I spoiled myself even more and spent my salary each time I received it. My family had no faith in and religion or any god. My father lived through World War II and most Japanese exhibited confident personalities during that time.
Exhibited confident personalities during that time. Being his son, I was naturally influenced to be as confident as him. Then, one day, marking a turning point in my life, I met the woman who evidently point in my life, I met the woman who evidently became my wife. As the days progressed, I discovered that she was kind and caring. I believed she acquired these qualities fromThere were Buddhist monks from Thailand performing deeds of merit at the centre. When she returned home, she would advise me to do the same, but I didn’t have that much faith in Buddhism yet, so I did not take this matter seriously. However, that did know Buddhism cultivated and refined her mind. When Luang Phaw Dhammajayo planned to expand the Dhamma satellite network throughout the world, I had an opportunity to study Dhamma further. At the centre in Tokyo, there was a need to translate Dhamma into Japanese. A member of the staff at the Tokyo centre, who is now a monk, invited me to help translate Dhamma. In this way, I gradually learned to understand and know more about Dhamma. I learned generosity, the five precepts and meditation. I started to meditate little by little and I think that helped me to relax.When I tried to practice meditation for the first time, it was not easy for me at all. At the beginning, I was aching and stiff. In addition, I felt very sleepy. Since I was not familiar with sitting on the floor, I felt pain in my legs. So, I changed my position and sat on a chair Although this position helped me to withstand longer, I still didn’t really understand the method and benefits of meditation. The staff at the Meditation Centre in Tokyo encouraged and introduced me to the possibility of relaxation in meditation. I also received a crystal ball from one of the monks who helped me. I held the crystal ball in my hand and practiced meditation. I was able to visualize the crystal ball in my mind merged and became one with the crystal ball. Finally, I was able to sit in the standard position as taught by the Great Master Phramongkolthepmuni. Sometimes, I thought that the crystal ball and the crystal body that I saw in my meditation were due to my own visualization. But, indeed, I found that if I used my mind to think of the crystal ball or crystal body, my feelings would not be light and relaxed at all. So when I meditated, I simply generated a feeling as if there was a crystal ball in my abdomen. Soon, I would see it with my mind. Then, I would feel fresh, light, and soothed. It was a wonderful feeling that I have never experienced before. When I felt sleepy, I would recite the mantra “Samma Arahang”. I imagined that the mantra emerged from the middle of the crystal ball. My mind would revolve around the mantra continuously until I would completely forget the sleepiness. I didn’t even understand how my feeling of sleepiness left me. I only knew that the mantra “Samma Arahang” emerged from the centre of the crystal ball at the middle of my abdomen.Japan
Japan is a country in which people work for long hours. Working Japanese men rarely have time to converse with their children because they have to leave their homes early in the morning and return late at night. For myself, I think meditation is necessary apart from working. On weekdays, I meditate for at least 30 to 60 minutes. On Sundays, I will meditate with Luang Puang Phaw Dhammajayo during every session of the satellite broadcast on television. I think meditation is a must for modern Japanese society. Although Japanese are very advanced in technology, they have a high suicide rate. Since they have no spiritual refuge, they can’t think of a good solution to sustain their own lives.Working life in Japan is quite stressful. The company that I work for is a large and famous company, so employees have to work hard for the company. I cannot help but feel immense pressure from work, I bring this stress home with me. This, of contributes to an unpleasant atmosphere. Even though we never fight with each other, I can sense an uneasy feeling developing in our family. But after I practiced meditation and got involved with activities at the meditation centre regularly, our family’s relationship has improved and I have better control of my emotions. In my company, I spearheaded a team named “Do-ray-me-fa” to plan, advise, improve work efficiency, ensure product quality and take care of the environment. I also managed an accident prevention team known as the “KY” team.After meditating, I had always wished for troubles among my co-workers to disappear. Ever since then, I never had any troubles with anyone. Compared to how I was like in the past, I found that I could adjust myself very well at work. My work went well as planned and I was able to work well with others. There was no stress at all and relationships in our team improved greatly.Tokyo, Japan
Even Kimie, my daughter who is a kid and likes to have fun just like other kids, follows her mother to the Meditation Centre. She has improved on herself and I’m impressed. She has improved on herself and I’m impressed. She loves and respects her mother and father very much. I feel that my wife is like a friend, a co-worker, and an advisor to me. We have the same goal the same goal and I would like to walk along with her, hand in hand towards reaching that goal.In February last year, I experienced a significant crisis when my father passed away. As such, I am now the man of the house. My family goes to the Meditation Centre and we have made many friends. I felt quite shocked when my father passed away, but I was able to cope with it with it well. I’m so surprised. I did not cry, instead I sat still and concentrated my mind at thecentre of my body. Then, I found the answer. I realized that I had to be strong and face the facts of life. To be born, to grow old, to fall sick and die these are the inevitable processes of life. Now, I encourage people around me to meditate and share merit to all my deceased family members.Presently, my friends and I plan to organize meditation sessions in Saitama. We want to establish a new meditation centre here in the near future. I would like to see many people in this area to be given the opportunity to participate in activities and practice meditation. I think I would like to introduce simple meditation techniques to common Japanese, so they will understand. I want to see people join together as one, and I want to see everybody smiling with joy. I will do anything to achieve those smiles of happiness. And I believe that if everybody meditates regularly, they will find true happiness in life.
My name is Koichi Enomoto. I am Japanese. As the only son, I was well looked after. I had no siblings to share and learn the intricacies of gibing and taking with, thus I didn’t know the virtue of gibing.Dhamma Articles > Meditation Articles and Techniques > Meditation Testimonials
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