Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse
(Question 63)

DO’S AND DON’TS ON THE FIRST AND FIFTEENTH DAY OF THE LUNAR CALENDAR MONTH

Q: A Buddhist friend has this question – why does he feel down and is quick tempered during the first and fifteenth day of the lunar calendar month?

A: The first and fifteenth day of the lunar calendar month are auspicious days, which explains why I advised all of you to adopt a full vegetarian diet and perform more recitations on such days. However, if the person in question feels irritable on these days, it indicates that he has hefty negative karma. It is likely that, in the Bodhisattva’s presence, the spirits might have lodged complaints against him, complaining about his cultivation, his refusal to offer Little Houses, etc. All of these are possible causes. The practitioner might feel uncomfortable and in such a case, even his longevity will be shortened. Hence, for those of you who do not practise as diligently as you should on these days, you are inviting great troubles upon yourselves. Bodhisattva will not take sides. Everything is based on the Law of Cause and Effect. In addition, there should not be any sexual intimacy on these days or any kind of misdeeds and you should not berate others since all the Bodhisattvas are watching over us. Keep in mind that the Dharma Protectors are very stringent.