On 7th July, the long awaited “The Art of Applying Comprehensive Metaphysics” Dharma Function by Master Jun Hong Lu was held at the Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Paris. Many fellow Buddhist followers and supporters arrived at the venue well before the commencement of the function to collect books, DVDs and other items of the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door for free distribution. Amongst the attendees are elderly people, young professionals including lecturers and engineers, as well as families and couples. Even friends from the western background were present.
Despite the language barrier, the interest in Chinese culture, Chan Buddhism and metaphysics was strong. A gentleman, Mr. Tatarin, said that his great-grandfather had lived in Shanghai in the 1890s. He himself had worked in Shanghai, Tianjin and Hefei for many decades. He was very happy to attend the function and to learn about Guan Yin Citta. Another fellow practitioner from southern France, Ms. Li, said that her French husband would feel a connection every time when he sees statues or images of Guan Yin Bodhisattva and he would be very moved. He has an altar in his office where he makes offerings to Guan Yin Bodhisattva, and he is actively following Master Jun Hong Lu’s teachings and performs recitations. The power of Buddhism is indeed incredible.
The opening of Master Jun Hong Lu’s talk was very thought-provoking: “Europe is the gateway to heaven. Flowers blossom everywhere over this land.”
Over 20 Buddhist followers from all over Europe presented flower bouquets to Master Jun Hong Lu on stage to express their respect. Today, Guan Yin Citta has reached all corners of the globe and the blossoming flowers in the bouquets symbolise its growing impact.
The audience expressed that Master Jun Hong Lu talks about how to apply the wisdom of Buddhism to the practical aspects of our daily life. We can change our fate and fortune through understanding and appreciating the wonder of the wisdom of Buddhism, as well as applying the essence of Buddhism to our lives. Master Jun Hong Lu states that our fate and fortune can be changed. We should understand that this world is impermanent and is in constant change, so we should not give up in the face of adversity or even disasters in life, as everything is temporary and we can all take control of our lives.
Disasters are everywhere around us. Earthquakes of various intensities are occurring frequently. New illnesses are also appearing constantly. Many of us have the problem of looking down on others while over-estimating our own importance. We focus on our own feelings and neglect that of others. How can we ensure that we are able to escape from these disasters? Who can truly help us? We develop our wisdom through Master Jun Hong Lu’s Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door and learn how to overcome our shortcomings.
Master Jun Hong Lu emphasises that true Buddhists understand themselves. They are able to manage themselves and resolve their own issues. They do not look for trouble and live in the present. They also know how to lower themselves and let go of attachments.
Master Jun Hong Lu is helping us to realise the meaning of our existence in this world, so that we will not let our lives pass by fruitlessly. We are born to this world to experience life and the tragedy of endings. Therefore, let us not be stubborn or involve ourselves in conflicts. We should go with the karmic flow and pray for safety in all events. If we can let go of our attachments, then we can live a new life of great freedom, and obtain wellbeing in our mind and body.
Master Jun Hong Lu hopes that we will take care of our mental wellbeing, as the health of our mind and body are interconnected. We would be full of energy when our hearts are filled with the Buddha’s light. Therefore, practising Buddhism is the best medicine for maintaining the wellbeing of our mind and body.