A monk from Thailand taught me to chant. The number of times to chant is equal to my present age plus one.
Therefore if I am 45 years old, Then I need to chant 46 times. This is the minimum count per day.
I asked why isn’t it 21 times or 108 times. He said it is magic and smiled.
I followed faithfully. Then it was my birthday. The count increased by one that morning.
While chanting, a thought arose. I wondered how many count I can accumulate in this lifetime. Is 108 count possible?
Then a peace dawn upon me that birthday morning. His magic worked!
Yup life is unpredictable. Every moment counts!
Happiness built upon peace is bliss. Thai monk magic. Skillful and neat.