A friend brought along a young friend of his to Thailand to seek Four Face Buddha's help. The young chap, a big burly guy was rather humble and very polite.
When we reached Erawan Shrine, I asked him, " What would you like to ask Four Face Buddha ? What would you like to seek ? "
The youngster said, " Teacher, I have been in this line for ten years already. But there seems to be no improvement at all. I am not given the opportunity for further progress. Things are very unfavourable for me. I would like to ask Four Face Buddha what should I do ? "
Four Face Buddha said, " When you were young, you joined a triad and killed a person by mistake. "
The young chap turned pale and said, " Teacher, this incident is only known to my triad leader and his fellow members, no one else knows about this.... "
Four Face Buddha said, " The deity that you prayed Wang Yeh, helped you to escape the death sentence. However, you are unable to escape from karma. Heaven has recorded this crime of yours and you owe a life. So you have to use your whole life's career and wealth luck to make up for your sins. You are very fortunate to be alive and is already a great blessing that you are able to fill your stomach. "
The young chap nodded his head and said, " I understand that ! Teacher, may I ask Four Face Buddha, how can I atone for my misdoing. I want to make amendments but I do not know how to go about it. What can I do to make up for what I have done ? "
Since heaven has left you a life, you have the opportunity to reflect your wrongdoings and to make atonements for the sins that you have committed. The worst thing in life is, when you do not have the chance to make admendments for your mistakes. Quickly grab the opprtunity that you are given to compensate for your mistakes so that you will not owe anyone any debts and when you go, you can leave in peace.