Congratulations to Master Jun Hong Lu
for his Successful Talk at Harvard University
Harvard University has a long and rich history. It is considered to be a leading university in the world, gathering the outstanding individuals from all fields. Since its establishment centuries ago, many high-profile graduates have passed through this distinguished university, including seven former Presidents of the United States. This demonstrates the high status of Harvard University in the fields of politics, economics, and culture in the United States and around the world. Harvard University inherited the tradition of Cambridge University, and fostered the establishment of the Ivy League. It highly respects tradition and heritage, as well as great masters of all fields.
On 29th September 2012, Master Jun Hong Lu, who is respected as the “great master for the mind” and the “Ambassador for World Peace”, was invited to Harvard University to give a public talk. The talk seamlessly integrated concepts from Mahayana Buddhism and traditional Chinese Chan culture. This was another highly anticipated event after Master Jun Hong Lu was honoured with the “World Peace Award (Buddhism)” from the Unity of Faiths, United Kingdom in July this year.
Exquisite and elegant, the century-old John Knowles Paine Concert Hall at Harvard University had just hosted Mr Barack Obama, the President of the United States. It now welcomes the world-renowned Buddhist Master, Master Jun Hong Lu. On the day of the event, the Concert Hall was a scene of joy. Followers came from all over the world, including Boston, New York, Washington, Seattle, San Francisco, and California in the United States, as well as Canada, France, Denmark, and Belgium. Other attendees included the abbot from the Thousand Buddha Temple, chairmen of not-for-profit organisations in the United States, and many other western friends. There were also doctors, lawyers, professors, businessmen, and other elites. Harvard students, researchers from various institutions, and followers from other countries and regions also participated in this highly anticipated event. Everyone warmly welcomed Master Jun Hong Lu, who has travelled such a long distance to give an inspiring talk on Buddhist teachings.
The talk commenced at 2pm at Harvard University. The audience gave a heartfelt standing ovation to welcome Master Jun Hong Lu, the world-renowned Buddhist Master, as he walked onto the stage with great energy. Many audience members took photographs to capture his charisma. The topic was “Compassion and Wisdom – Buddhism Changes Life”. With great wisdom, Master Jun Hong Lu opened his talk straight to the topic, and stated that Buddhism is one of the most effective ways to change our lives. In order to help ourselves and to change our lives, we need to help others as well. The foundation for changing our fate and fortune is to have compassion. When we think of others more than ourselves, our desires are reduced, our minds are purified, and we will no longer be influenced by our surroundings. We can then take control and change our lives. Master Jun Hong Lu analysed, explained, and provided guidance on everyday life through Buddhist teachings. This made a significant impact on the audience, providing them with inspiration and knowledge.
Master Jun Hong Lu’s talk was philosophically profound and very applicable to the current times. The talk was passionate and sincere, deeply moving the audience. Many members of the audience were elites from around the world. They were receptive to new ideas and had positive interactions with Master Jun Hong Lu. This was an unforgettable experience for many and the audience benefitted significantly. In the past, Buddhism may have been difficult for some to understand. However, after attending the talk, many found that Buddhism is actually in everyday life. Buddhism can be applied to our thoughts, actions, and behaviour, as well as to help us to correct our wrongdoings. We are then able to redefine our path to a healthy life. Through the methods of applying Buddhism, we can perceive problems clearly and analytically, helping us to take control and change our lives.
During the talk, Master Jun Hong Lu dedicated valuable time to provide guidance to the audience. Questions were relating to the secrets of the universe, metaphysics, life and fortune, and more. Master Jun Hong Lu’s extensive knowledge and precise answers were well received by the audience, and was met with many rounds of applause.
On the day, a gentleman named Colin from California shared his personal experience of how he miraculously recovered from a genetic illness through practising Buddhism. He also described how he was able to successfully sell his properties in a very short period of time. He exclaimed that Guan Yin Citta is truly amazing. This demonstrates that Guan Yin Citta is a method for practising Buddhism that is beyond geographical borders and is for the entire world. Guan Yin Citta is deeply appreciated by those from a Chinese background, as well as elites. Guan Yin Citta does not only save one group of people, it is saving everyone who has karmic affinity with Buddhism.
In fact, our true nature is pure, and our minds are connected with one another. Our relationships with other people, with the environment, and with society are meant to be peaceful and harmonious. The world is meant to be peaceful. However, all of these depend on our minds. Through practising Buddhism, we are able to attain wisdom and understand the meaning of life. Guan Yin Citta is our gateway to the wisdom of life.
Master Jun Hong Lu’s trip to Harvard University had delivered profound Buddhist teachings. It also helped Buddhist followers of diverse backgrounds to further their friendships and understanding of each other, while they experienced the charm of Chinese Chan culture. Everyone praised Master Jun Hong Lu for his compassion, wisdom, warmth, and friendliness. The abbot of the Thousand Buddha Temple was deeply moved and respected Master Jun Hong Lu as a Bodhisattva. All attendees expressed that it was an honour to encounter Guan Yin Citta and to meet Master Jun Hong Lu at Harvard University.
Master Jun Hong Lu’s talk at Harvard University was a success. Guan Yin Citta has now entered the world-class educational institution, and its light will shine on more people, helping them to receive the benefit of learning traditional Chinese culture and practising Buddhism.