Buddhism in Plain Terms

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YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE UNTIL IT’S GONE

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk, Singapore 9 May 2019   YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE UNTIL IT’S GONE Master Jun Hong Lu: Please remember this – speak more kind words and let there be mutual understanding among all. One of my classic words of advice goes like this “Cherish those who are good [...]

THE THREE POISONS ~ GREED, HATRED AND IGNORANCE

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk, Singapore 9 May 2019   THE THREE POISONS ~ GREED, HATRED AND IGNORANCE Master Jun Hong Lu: Greed, hatred and ignorance are the three poisons that will hurt our souls like venomous snakes.  Greed can lead to obsessive desires and put a strain on our spiritual well-being when such [...]

CHERISH OUR FAMILY

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk, Singapore 10 May, 2019   CHERISH OUR FAMILY Master Jun Hong Lu: Our karmic affinity with our families is limited to this life. We won’t see them again in our next life, no matter how much time we have spent together, or whether we love them or not, so [...]

EMBRACE OUR INHERENT NATURE

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk, Singapore 10 May 2019   EMBRACE OUR INHERENT NATURE Master Jun Hong Lu: Life is short. Why waste our precious moments worrying? Just like Guan Yin Bodhisattva, we should choose to return to a life that embraces our inherent nature. Let compassion reside in the deepest level of our [...]

THE PERFECTION OF HUMAN INTEGRITY LEADS TO THE ATTAINMENT OF BUDDHAHOOD

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk Sydney, Australia 26 January 2019   THE PERFECTION OF HUMAN INTEGRITY LEADS TO THE ATTAINMENT OF BUDDHAHOOD Master Jun Hong Lu: As Buddhist practitioners, we should understand that ‘the perfection of human integrity leads to the attainment of Buddhahood’. In the human world, there are two aspects of success: [...]

EXPECT NOTHING IN RETURN

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk Sydney, Australia 26 January 2019   EXPECT NOTHING IN RETURN Master Jun Hong Lu: When you invest your energy or time on others, do not expect others to respond with similar benevolence. ‘Repay evil with good’, be indifferent to reciprocity, and you will enjoy a life full of benefactors.

THE METAPHOR OF AN UMBRELLA AND RAIN BOOTS

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk Sydney, Australia 26 January 2019   THE METAPHOR OF AN UMBRELLA AND RAIN BOOTS Master Jun Hong Lu: In conducting ourselves, we should be like an umbrella; in the way we work, we should be like rain boots. After all, an umbrella who shelters others during storms would be [...]

SUCCESS COMES TO THOSE WHO CAN ENDURE HARDSHIP

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk Sydney, Australia 27 January 2019   SUCCESS COMES TO THOSE WHO CAN ENDURE HARDSHIP Master Jun Hong Lu: Up on a mountain, there were two identical looking stones with very different endings in life after a few years. The first one was carved into a Buddha statue and was [...]

HOW SHOULD WE LIVE?

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk Sydney, Australia 27 January 2019   HOW SHOULD WE LIVE? Master Jun Hong Lu: Let me tell you, if you wish to lead a happy life, practise Buddhism; if you wish to lead a blessed life, learn to be contented; if you wish to be worry-free, do not contend [...]

PRACTISE TOLERANCE

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk Sydney, Australia 27 January 2019   PRACTISE TOLERANCE Master Jun Hong Lu: We feed the jealousy and anger in us every single day; we grasp our hatred towards others and ourselves, without letting go. Such feelings are like a wolf that causes harm to our hearts. Instead, we should [...]