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WHY IS IT NOT ADVISABLE FOR LAY BUDDHISTS TO RECITE SOME MAHAYANA SUTRAS?

Wenda20140413A 37:15 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) WHY IS IT NOT ADVISABLE FOR LAY BUDDHISTS TO RECITE SOME MAHAYANA SUTRAS? Caller: Master Lu, I recalled that you did not recommend we recite some Mahayana sutras. Now I understand the rationale behind it. Undeniably these sutras/scriptures are really great and contain infinite energy and [...]

WINTER SOLSTICE

Baihuafofa20141218 1:08 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s radio program) WINTER SOLSTICE All of you are advised to exercise more caution during the festival of Winter Solstice, especially during the period prior to the festival. Do take extra care to prevent falls, injuries, catching flus or colds. These pointers have always been in existence in the Chinese [...]

MERITS WILL BE USED WHEN MAKING PRAYER REQUEST DURING RECITATION; DREAMING ABOUT BUYING FOOD SYMBOLISES MERITS HAVE BEEN EXPENDED IN EXCHANGE FOR THE FRUITS OF MERITORIOUS DEEDS

Wenda20161021 21:24 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) MERITS WILL BE USED WHEN MAKING PRAYER REQUEST DURING RECITATION; DREAMING ABOUT BUYING FOOD SYMBOLISES MERITS HAVE BEEN EXPENDED IN EXCHANGE FOR THE FRUITS OF MERITORIOUS DEEDS Caller: Master Lu mentioned previously that dreaming about buying vegetarian food, fruits, ice cream and so forth is an [...]

DO NOT USE OIL LAMP ON THE ALTAR TO BURN LITTLE HOUSES

Wenda20161127A 38:44 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) DO NOT USE OIL LAMP ON THE ALTAR TO BURN LITTLE HOUSES Caller: Master Lu, I heard from a Buddhist practitioner that we are not allowed to use the oil lamp on the altar to burn Little Houses. We have to use a lighter instead. Is [...]

SHOULD WE WRITE THE DATE OF “OFFERING” OR “COMPLETION”

Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (112) June 18, 2016 SHOULD WE WRITE THE DATE OF “OFFERING” OR “COMPLETION” Q: Master Lu mentioned previously in one of the radio programs that for Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance Self-Cultivation Form, we should fill the date of offering instead of completion. However, I had written the date of completion [...]

LOTUS LAMPS WITH BENT RODS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR ALTARS

Shuohua20161118 00:42 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) LOTUS LAMPS WITH BENT RODS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR ALTARS Caller: Hello Master Lu. I heard from the radio program a couple of days ago about red lotus lamps. For those who have already placed them on their altars, what should they do? Master Jun Hong [...]

TO FORGIVE OTHERS IS TO BE KIND TO ONSELF

Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk, Melbourne, Australia November 20, 2016 TO FORGIVE OTHERS IS TO BE KIND TO ONSELF Master Jun Hong Lu: “If you wish to receive help from others, you must first offer help to others; if you wish to be loved by others, you must first love others; if you wish [...]

TRUE CULTIVATION IS A TREASURE

Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 126) TRUE CULTIVATION IS A TREASURE Q: In my dream, I was seated next to Bodhisattva and opposite a white bearded old man. We seemed to be discussing topics related to calamities. I asked what we should do and Chun Ti Bodhisattva said to me, “If sentient beings do [...]

EVALUATE YOUR SITUATIONS WHERE AN ATTENTION TO PERFORMING MEITORIOUS DEEDS NEEDS TO BE DRAWN. UNDERSTAND THE CORRECT PRACTICE OF GIVING

Wenda20120615 35:36 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) EVALUATE YOUR SITUATIONS WHERE AN ATTENTION TO PERFORMING MEITORIOUS DEEDS NEEDS TO BE DRAWN. UNDERSTAND THE CORRECT PRACTICE OF GIVING Caller: Let’s say I have ten thousand dollars. Should I use it to perform liberation of captive lives, sponsor children in need for education, or should [...]

SOULS AND SPIRITS TEND TO BE INCOMPLETE WHEN WOKEN ABRUPTLY BY OTHERS

Wenda20161021 42:35 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) SOULS AND SPIRITS TEND TO BE INCOMPLETE WHEN WOKEN ABRUPTLY BY OTHERS Caller: A Buddhist practitioner felt exhausted and forgetful throughout the day after being woken up rudely by his mother. Master Lu, is this because the parts of his soul have not been recovered? Master [...]

HEALTH EFFECTS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS

Wenda20161030A 31:40 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program) HEALTH EFFECTS OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS Caller: Master Lu, after becoming a vegetarian, I have noticed that many products are labelled as containing “genetically modified soybeans” or “Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian”. Would the health of Buddhist practitioners be affected by consuming such products over a long period of [...]

WHAT TO OBSERVE POST EXAMINATION

Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Question 112) WHAT TO OBSERVE POST EXAMINATION Question: While awaiting the results of a college entrance examination, should we continue to recite additional Cundi Dharani daily? Is there a limit that we should observe? Answer: Generally, based on normal circumstances, reciting 108 times per day will be sufficient. Question: Is [...]

EXPLAIN WHEN NECESSARY BUT DO NOT OVERDO IT

Wenda20161016B 47:59 [Master Jun Hong Lu's call-in radio program] EXPLAIN WHEN NECESSARY BUT DO NOT OVERDO IT Caller: Master Lu, how do Buddhist practitioners put into practice “Not explaining is the best explanation”? Is it possible to achieve this through actions in order to remove all vexations? Master Jun Hong Lu: You still have to [...]

CULTIVATE COMPASSION BY EVER FEELING GRATEFUL

World Buddhist Fellowship Meeting, Taipei, Taiwan October 5, 2016 CULTIVATE COMPASSION BY EVER FEELING GRATEFUL Master Jun Hong Lu: Many people have asked me: “Why is there demon within me?” The reason is that you are not compassionate enough! Remember, how can one become compassionate? He just needs to be content and grateful all the [...]

BE DILIGENT IN PRACTICING BUDDHISM AND IN HELPING OTHERS

Wenda20141123A 00:42 [Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program] BE DILIGENT IN PRACTICING BUDDHISM AND IN HELPING OTHERS Master Jun Hong Lu: “Please keep this in mind. In terms of practicing Buddhism, first and foremost, you must be diligent. What do we mean by “being diligent?” On a daily basis, you must perform a self-contemplation [...]

WHY DO PEOPLE WHO WALK A LOT LIVE LONGER?

Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk, Auckland, New Zealand October 6, 2016 WHY DO PEOPLE WHO WALK A LOT LIVE LONGER? Master Jun Hong Lu: Let me share with you, why people who walk a lot live longer? Do you have any clue? I was told by Bodhisattva that when a person walks, his head [...]

DREAMT OF UNDERWORLD HAVING A BOOK OF MERITS THAT RECORDS LITTLE HOUSES OFFERED TO KARMIC CREDITORS. GOOD QUALITY RECITATIONS WILL SCORE HIGH MARKS

Wenda20161021 01:07:24 [Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program] DREAMT OF UNDERWORLD HAVING A BOOK OF MERITS THAT RECORDS LITTLE HOUSES OFFERED TO KARMIC CREDITORS. GOOD QUALITY RECITATIONS WILL SCORE HIGH MARKS Caller: Master Lu, a Buddhist practitioner dreamt that he descended to the underworld, and noticed that there is a Book of Merits that [...]

REASON FOR HAVING TOO MUCH DISTRACTING THOUGHTS DURING RECITATION

Wenda20150424  18:25 [Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program] REASON FOR HAVING TOO MUCH DISTRACTING THOUGHTS DURING RECITATION Caller: When carrying out certain tasks, why we often feel particularly anxious, as though we wish to accomplish several tasks at once? When we perform scripture recitations hastily, our minds are perpetually thinking of other things. Master [...]