Buddhism in Plain Terms

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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 [...]

TELLING WHITE LIES

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Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse (Batch 65) TELLING WHITE LIES Question 142: I have a question about not telling lies. Suppose one’s spouse strongly opposes the idea of practicing Buddhism. When that person performs life liberation or other meritorious deeds on her own, if asked by her spouse, she may find some excuses to disguise [...]

CULTIVATE COMPASSION BY EVER FEELING GRATEFUL

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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 time! There are [...]

CHERISH YOUR GOOD FORTUNE

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An Excerpt from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk in Belgium May 10, 2016 CHERISH YOUR GOOD FORTUNE Wealth and fame are acquired from the good deeds and merits accumulated by us in our cycle of reincarnations.  If you still have some wealth and fame in this life, including those who are able to lead a [...]

KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA’S (DI ZHANG WANG PU SA) DISCOURSE IN A DREAM: DAILY CULTIVATION AND RECITATIONS ARE VERY IMPORTANT; LAGGING BEHIND IN DAILY HOMEWORK WILL NOT PRODUCE RESULTS IN THE FUTURE

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Wenda20160501B  54:18 [Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program] KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA’S (DI ZHANG WANG PU SA) DISCOURSE IN A DREAM: DAILY CULTIVATION AND RECITATIONS ARE VERY IMPORTANT; LAGGING BEHIND IN DAILY HOMEWORK WILL NOT PRODUCE RESULTS IN THE FUTURE Caller: Two days ago, a Buddhist practitioner dreamt of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva giving her guidance:  Daily cultivation [...]

A FEW POINTERS FOR LIFE AS BUDDHIST PRACTITIONER

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An Excerpt from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk in Madrid May 13, 2016 Let me share with you a few pointers for life as Buddhist practitioners: Exercise, even if you are healthy Drink water, even if you are not thirsty Clear your thoughts, even if you are troubled Let others have the last word, [...]

TAKE CONTROL OF OUR EMOTIONS

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An Excerpt from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk in Singapore April 23, 2016 TAKE CONTROL OF OUR EMOTIONS The most important factor in the practice of Dharma is the ability to control one’s emotions.  Causing hurt to others verbally is the most ignorant behaviour.  Our many vexations are premised on the negative emotions inside us.  As [...]

CONTROL YOUR ANGER

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An excerpt from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk in Singapore April 23, 2016 CONTROL YOUR ANGER In this world, no matter how intelligent, wealthy or powerful a person is, they will lack judgement when they are in a state of anger.  Let me share a tip with you – the next time you are outraged, [...]

LEARN TO TAKE HARDSHIPS IN LIFE

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An Excerpt from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk in Singapore April 22, 2016 LEARN TO TAKE HARDSHIPS IN LIFE Hardships in life are nothing.  I have always told you, we have to learn to endure two types of hardship.  Number one, learn to take losses; number two, learn to take the shorter end of the stick.  [...]

CUT DOWN ON OUR WORLDLY DESIRES

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An Excerpt from Master Jun Hong Lu’s Public Talk in Singapore April 22, 2016 CUT DOWN ON OUR WORLDLY DESIRES In truth, all the happiness in this world stems from human beings’ desires.  The pleasure of eating stems from our desire to consume food, the pleasure of wealth and fame stems from our greed; our [...]