Master Jun Hong Lu’s 

World Buddhist Fellowship Meeting

Los Angeles, USA

5 October 2018

 

CURB OUR DESIRES TO AVOID THE REGRETS OF TOMORROW

Master Jun Hong Lu:

As I often emphasise, life is like a one-way journey — from the small crib we had, to the small box that we get buried in when we pass on, and there is nothing we can take along with us. All that we may enjoy is the journey, but there is nothing we can keep a hold of throughout it. Hence, we must learn to prevail over our worries, and abandon our attachments.

In this world, wisdom stems from one’s mind. We need to transform ourselves and with haste, see through the nature of things and gain wisdom. There are so many people who are unable to let go of their attachments, constantly clinging to notions about their possessions throughout their life but ultimately, they are left with nothing. Hence, we need to curb our desires in order to avoid the regrets of tomorrow.