Recent Posts

2018 United Nations Day of Vesak Observance at UNESCO: Promote Buddhist Teachings and Interreligious Dialogue for Sustainable Peace

2018 United Nations Day of Vesak Observance at UNESCO: Promote Buddhist Teachings and InterreligiousDialoguefor Sustainable Peace   The 2018 Commemoration of United Nations Vesak Day was held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France on 24 May, 2018. It was attended by nearly 1,000 distinguished guests, including UNESCO officials, ambassadors, politicians, leaders of the religious community [...]

166. Performing recitations on Chong Yang Festival (Double Ninth Festival)

Q: Dear Master Lu, could you please tell us which particular sutras or mantras we should recite for the Chong Yang Festival (the Double Ninth Festival)?   A: Chong Yang is a special festival. According to the latest teachings by Master Lu, you can perform recitations as follows:   You can recite the Eighty-Eight Buddhas [...]

165. Interpreting the meaning of dreams

Q:  Dear Master Lu, what do our dreams mean?   A: Dreams are a way for us to receive messages from the spirit world.  Some dreams are foretelling, a reflection of what you have thought about throughout the day, or are scenes from your past lives. Some dreams provide us with some revelation or suggestions, [...]

164. Addressing Little Houses and filling in red dots

Q: Dear Master Lu, what should we be aware of when addressing Little Houses and filling in the red dots on them?   A: Filling in the fields: If you already know whom you are going to give the Little House to, you have to fill in the “Offer to” (the recipient) field on the [...]

163. How to overcome drug addiction

Q: Dear Master Lu, my son has fallen into bad company and become addicted to drugs.  We’ve tried everything but to no avail. Is this caused by karmic obstacles or spirits? Would following the Three Golden Buddhist Practices of Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door be able to help him to quit drugs?   A: Drug [...]

160. Memory loss

Q: Dear Master Lu, one of our fellow Buddhist practitioners has many family members suffering from memory loss. Could you please advise why this happens and what sutras or mantras he should recite in this situation?   A: Memory loss or amnesia, from the philosophical perspective of the spirit world, is due to the soul [...]

159. Can Little Houses be used to pray for ourselves?

Q: Master Lu, when we recite Little Houses, do we say the same prayers for ourselves as we do for our daily recitations? In the past, I was not aware of this and I have been saying the same prayers. Recently, I was told that this is not encouraged. What should I do?   A: [...]

Dharma Words

修心路上煩惱多,悟者自心守本源, 多劫多難心來化,心中無念福壽延。 The spiritual path to enlightenment is riddled with afflictions and obstacles. It is important that the enlightened guard their inherent Buddha nature. It takes the mind to overcome whatever hardship or calamity that comes our way. Only when one’s mind is devoid of thought can one be blessed with good fortune and longevity.

Dharma Words

一個人知足,就擁有快樂和富有。 有福氣的人要學會低調,就福壽延綿。 A contented person enjoys happiness and wealth. A blessed person should learn to keep a low profile, then they will be able to prolong their good fortune and their lifespan.

Dharma Words

學佛人要懂得知恩圖報。 心有感恩,就會少生怨氣,少生瞋恨心, 時間長了會生出善心, 無怨無悔的為了眾生恆生善心。 We as Buddhist practitioners should find ways to repay the kindnesses extended to us. The more feelings of gratitude we nurture, the less resentment we will harbour in our heart.

Buddhism in Plain Terms

身體髒了,要洗澡。 內臟髒了,要大量喝水,裡面“洗澡”。 《黃帝內經》曾說,水是最好的藥, 大量喝水,可清洗內臟。 精神上“洗澡”用什麼方法? 許願、念經、放生。 We need to cleanse the body when it is dirty. Similarly, we need to drink plenty of water to cleanse the internal organs when they are dirty. According to the foundational work of Chinese medicine, Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic , water is the best medicine. Consuming plenty of water [...]

Dharma Words

身體髒了,要洗澡。 內臟髒了,要大量喝水,裡面“洗澡”。 《黃帝內經》曾說,水是最好的藥, 大量喝水,可清洗內臟。 精神上“洗澡”用什麼方法? 許願、念經、放生。 We need to cleanse the body when it is dirty. Similarly, we need to drink plenty of water to cleanse the internal organs when they are dirty. According to the foundational work of Chinese medicine, Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic , water is the best medicine. Consuming plenty of water [...]

Dharma Words

心平安了,意念乾淨了, 世界都會對你微笑。 當你對自己微笑的時候, 世界上就沒有煩惱能纏住你; 當你對自己非常真誠的時候, 世界上沒有人能欺騙你。 The whole world will smile at you when your heart is peaceful and your mind is clean. When you can smile at yourself, not a single trouble in the world will affect you. When you are sincere to yourself, no one in the world can deceive you.

Dharma Words

在人間, 什麼路都可以走,唯獨絕路不能走; 什麼路都可以選擇,唯獨歧途不能選擇。 人生的道路很挫折, 但是我們要昂首闊步地走上坡, 你會避開很多彎路、小路、險路。 精進學佛,再長的路也能走過。 學佛不僅僅在於持續, 更重要在於保持正確的學佛方向。 We can take any road in the world, but never the road to ruin. We can choose any path, but never the one that leads us astray. Despite the many obstacles along the path in life, we must walk uphill with our heads held high. In [...]

Dharma Words

憤恨只能增加悲傷, 只有慈悲才能讓心情舒暢。 Holding onto resentment only deepens our sadness. Showing compassion opens our hearts.

Dharma Words

懂得快樂的人, 每一天活在世界上沒有不快樂的。 何須頓足捶胸、長吁短歎, 正所謂聽得春花秋月語, 必先識得如雲似水心。 記住:萬物唯心造。 One who knows how to be happy will not live a day without happiness. It is no use stamping one’s feet and beating one’s chest lamenting and moaning. Only when we understand our ever-changing mind can one identify their feelings and perceptions in relation to their surroundings. Remember that [...]