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During the Song dynasty, in Hangzhou there was a scholar named Zhang Yunfei. He is a believer in Buddhism. He recited a Vajra Sutra every day for several years. One night, he dreamed that someone said to him:

During the Song dynasty, in Hangzhou there was a scholar named Zhang Yunfei. He is a believer in Buddhism. He recited a Vajra Sutra every day for several years. One night, he dreamed that someone said to him:

“Jin Quan Ding Tieu Dai is your previous wrongful family member, soon he will come to kill you to take revenge on the previous life.”

As expected, not long after that, Kim Quan went to Hangzhou to find Truong Van Phi.

Buddha’s profound teachings on dissolving hatred

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Truong Van Phi warmly welcomed and asked Kim Quan:

“Are you Ding Xiao Dai?”

Kim Quan was surprised and asked again:

“How do you know my name?”

Truong Van Phi replied:

“Not long ago, I dreamed that someone came to tell me, so I was very happy and accepted to pay the debt of our previous lives. Then kill me.”

Ding Tieu Dai was deeply moved, thinking:

“Why don’t we reconcile but keep making enmities back and forth to make each other suffer?”

After thinking about it, he decided not to kill Truong Van Phi anymore, but the two made a brotherhood. What a benevolent, noble meaning turn hatred into friendship.

Excerpt: Causality and Retribution

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