Buddhism in Plain Terms

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4. Cultivating the Mind is akin to Treading on Thin Ice

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Over the course of practising Buddhism and cultivating our mind, we must keep in mind that cultivation is akin to treading on thin ice. This description is fitting, as the path of cultivation is difficult, and we must remain vigilant throughout. Novice Buddhist practitioners are easily led astray, and all the efforts of veteran practitioners [...]

3. The Meaning of Life expounded by Buddhism

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We must act like an exemplar and refrain from acting immorally. What defines an exemplary person? To put it simply, an exemplary person is someone who is willing to take a loss.  What about someone who is morally-debased? The morally-debased are constantly thinking of how to take advantage of others. The Master hopes that all [...]

LETTING GO OF NEGATIVE ENERGY

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An Excerpt from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk in Macau  February 26, 2017   LETTING GO OF NEGATIVE ENERGY It’s hard truth that this world is filled with sufferings.   When you are in agony, tell yourself that the pain will not last forever, as it will diminish as time goes by.  Therefore, do not [...]

BUDDHISTS SHOULD CULTIVATE BLESSINGS AND WISDOM ALONGSIDE BLESSINGS AND VIRTUE

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Wenda20170625B 12:16 (Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)   BUDDHISTS SHOULD CULTIVATE BLESSINGS AND WISDOM ALONGSIDE BLESSINGS AND VIRTUE Master Jun Hong Lu: Buddhists should cultivate blessings and wisdom, alongside blessings and virtue.  As only a blessed person will be able to come across Buddha’s teachings and only a person with good moral will [...]

THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN TAKE WITH US WHEN WE D

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Excerpt from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk, Macau, China February 26, 2017   THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN TAKE WITH US WHEN WE DIE Our entire life lasts no more than a few decades.  In our trip to this world, we have loaned a body to house a soul in which we spent our [...]

GOOD FORTUNE WILL COME AROUND AFTER KARMIC OBSTACLES ARE ELIMINATED

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk Guan Yin Hall, Brisbane, Australia July 15, 2012   GOOD FORTUNE WILL COME AROUND AFTER KARMIC OBSTACLES ARE ELIMINATED Master Jun Hong Lu: Let me tell you, as long as we kneel before Guan Yin Bodhisattva and think that, “I am a Bodhisattva who cultivates Buddhism” and immediately repent [...]

“HEAVEN’S PLAN SUPERSEDES OUR OWN”

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk, Sabah January 19, 2015   “HEAVEN’S PLAN SUPERSEDES OUR OWN” There is a saying “Heaven’s plan supersedes our own” and “Heaven is watching over every move of ours.”  As long as you have planted a cause, you are bound to receive its retribution.  Our heart is like the internal [...]

WHAT ARE THE MIRACLES THAT COULD OCCUR WITH CULTIVATION?

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk, Hong Kong July 11, 2014   WHAT ARE THE MIRACLES THAT COULD OCCUR WITH CULTIVATION? Master Jun Hong Lu: “What are the miracles that could occur with cultivation?  Let me teach you a method: accumulate your virtues in dribs and drabs.  It is through battling every single adversity and [...]

THREE BASIS FOR PRAYERS TO BODHISATTVA TO BE EFFICACIOUS

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk, Toronto September 24, 2012   THREE BASIS FOR PRAYERS TO BODHISATTVA TO BE EFFICACIOUS Number 1:  Karma from previous lives. Number 2:  Level of cultivation in present life.  No matter how admirable a person’s cultivation was in his past lives, if he does only bad and nothing good in [...]

A VERY IMPORTANT ETHIC TO OBSERVE

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk, Kuala Lumpur December 23, 2016   A VERY IMPORTANT ETHIC TO OBSERVE Many people think that moral ethic is about aiding others and performing good deeds.  However, it is not so.  Please remember, as human, it is very important to know that “Forbearance is a Moral Ethic”.  It means [...]