Your Victory is My Victory

 

In mid-June 2016, I suddenly had this strange feeling of calling one of my friends (also my ex-colleague) with whom I hadn’t spoken for a few weeks. Surprisingly after a few days, on 20-June-2016, she called me and told me she was in Hong Kong (HK) with her husband and son. I assumed she was having a family vacation & I even told her that. But to my shock and dismay, she revealed to me that her husband had met with a life-threatening car accident on 14th June while he was returning from a client meeting in China. He was now battling between life and death in a hospital in HK. That was the reason why she was in HK.

        I was stunned as I couldn’t believe what I had just heard. My friend was still very strong as she described to me the entire scene of the accident as well as how she received the call from China, in the middle of the night, while she was in Singapore with her 10 year old son. That night she did not sleep at all! Infact, after that night of 14th June, she hardly slept in the coming days and weeks. I could feel her pain deep within me as she narrated her ordeal through that one week until the time she brought her husband to HK for further treatment, involving a few more surgeries.

During that call with her, I really vowed to chant abundant Daimoku with the determination that her husband will be out of the ICU within two days, by 22nd June. I even encouraged her to chant The Mystic Law & sent her an audio of the Daimoku. She was very open to this new practice & immediately started chanting for her husband’s victory, turning all poison into medicine. On 22nd June, when I called her, I was extremely glad to know that our prayers were fulfilled & he was out of the ICU, into the general care ward. But he was still pending few more surgeries, as his ribs were broken & the intestines badly injured in that car accident.

Having gone through the loss of a loved one in my own life, I was determined not to let my friend go through that pain. And so for the 1st time in the last 2.5 years of my practice, I strongly felt the urge to exert my entire potential & chant through my entire being to help someone else achieve victory.

I was determined to leave no stone unturned, and for the 1st time I told someone with a strong conviction, “Your Victory is My Victory”. It became my mission to show the ultimate power of this Mystic Law in which “Nothing is impossible for the Gohonzon”.

There were tough times , when my friend broke down over the phone as the doctors were unable to figure out why her husband’s fever was not going down (for more than 15 days) and whether he was developing any kidney infection. That was scary but I never gave up on chanting for her victory. With my utmost faith in The Gohonzon, I was always successful in giving her powerful motivation, encouraging her to keep chanting The Mystic Law. Every time I saw things getting better and instant positive results of her husband’s health, it motivated me to chant even more Daimoku.

For the 1st time, I chanted so strongly for someone else’s victory with such determination as to show “actual proof” of the power of the mighty Gohonzon, upholding the promise that “no prayers to the Gohonzon go unanswered. I went to the Gaikan almost daily & chanted for hours together for my friend’s victory. At that time, I was going through my own struggles in finding a job and securing a work permit, after having been let go of my job in mid-Aug 2015, but at this point it seemed irrelevant to me as nothing else mattered more than saving my friend’s husband’s life. That is when I realized the joy and happiness from chanting for someone else’s victory, helping them overcome their life’s biggest challenges.

My friend, with her Husband and Son - Happy Family pic
My friend, with her Husband and Son – Happy Family pic

We started seeing positive results of our chanting, just within a few weeks since the first time she informed me of the accident. So I made it my next goal to see my friend come home, to Singapore, within July-end and her husband to completely recover such that he would be standing on his own feet and celebrating the birthdays of his wife and son in Oct 2016. I am extremely grateful to The Gohonzon in helping me achieve this victory as well. My friend shared with me that in Oct 2016 she celebrated her birthday and her son’s, with her husband helping her organize it as well as all of them going out together for a family lunch. It made my heart swell with joy when I saw my friend’s happy family picture, in Oct 2016, in which I saw that beautiful smile on my friend’s face once again !

I am happy to report that her husband finally went back to work, on 01-Nov-2016. He has had the utmost protection from Buddhist Gods such that his company’s HR team advised him to take it easy until he recovers fully.

This experience helped me realize the true meaning of the phrase, Your Victory is My Victory as it made me understand the power & determination with which someone vows to chant for another person’s victory. In the past one of my friend’s made this vow for me, to help chant for my success in finding a job, but I only realized the true meaning of her vow when I chanted with the same conviction for my friend’s husband’s victory.

This has given me the reason and motivation to launch my website, TogetherWeChant.com, encouraging people all over the world to come together on this online platform, connect & chant for each other’s victory, showcasing the power of the Mystic Law & the protection from the abundant universe.

I strongly believe, No one is a match for those who steadfastly chant abundant Daimoku 

Cheers,

Shiti Gautam

(Member, SSA)

 

Shiti Gautam

Shiti Gautam is a member of Singapore Soka Association (an affiliate of Soka Gakkai International (SGI), Japan) since Dec 2013. Through this website & an Android app, TogetherWeChant(SGI Buddhism), she & her friend aim to contribute to Worldwide Kosenrufu through the Online platform. These two have a Mission of "1M.1M", which aims to help 1 Million people connect globally & chant 1 Million Daimoku each, not only for their own victory but for the victory of others too !
To know more about chanting of The Mystic Law, read Shiti Gautam's articles on her website, http://www.togetherwechant.com under the blogs & explore sections. Testimonials are the actual proof of victories achieved for others by chanting for them. Contribute yours too!

You may also want to be a part of this Mission through: https://facebook.com/TogetherWeChant ; https://twitter.com/twcvictory003 ; https://in.pinterest.com/togetherwechant/; and subscribe to their YouTube Channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUVyq7gneRRojRqmPsKFGrQ

4 thoughts on “Your Victory is My Victory

  1. John Carter Reply

    This was a very good experience especially for me since I am struggling to make my practice consistent .I need to chant for my Grandson TIM and my family. When I think about it I have never made a vow.There is so much I need to learn. I will contact together we chant . I am glad to hear the benefits she received and the togetherness of her and her friends. Her commitment and determination is very inspiring. Thanks for this post.

    • Shiti Gautam Post authorReply

      Thank You Sir, for such kind appreciation. Do join us in our worldwide mission through our FB page as well as download our Android App. Thanks again!

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