(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
HOW CAN A PERSON WHILE HIS BODY IS RECEIVING HIS KARMIC RETRIBUTIONS, CONTROL HIS MENTAL STATE AND NOT BE MANIPULATED
When “369” karmic passes come by, “little black dots” on a person’s body will erupt as sudden bad luck, bad affinities and bad consequences. This will cause a kind and happy person to suffer from intense pain and misfortunes. Is it true that we are most vulnerable when karmic obstacles erupt, giving rise to opportunities for evil thoughts to penetrate? One may walk into the trap ahead unconsciously causing him to create new negative karmic debts continuously; he is not only unable to eliminate his karmic debts but keeps multiplying them cyclically, losing himself in Samsara. When a person’s body is receiving his negative karmic retributions, how can he ensure that his mind will not be controlled and manipulated by the evil karmic fruits?
Master Jun Hong Lu:
This will depend on your level of cultivation. You will be able to resolve your problems when your cultivation reaches a certain level that is, a Bodhisattva’s realm. Think about it, why is there no negative karmic retribution? It is because you have already attained a very high state of mind; without unwholesome words and thoughts residing in you coupled with a perfectly calm and peaceful mind, how could any negative karmic consequences befall upon you?
I understand. When negative karma surfaced, non-Buddhist practitioners will generally complain and feel resentful, but for practitioners who have cultivated for some years and read Master Lu’s “Buddhism In Plain Terms”, they are more likely able to get over such situations - because Master Lu has repeatedly taught us to treat bad situations that we have endured as a form of settlement. In this respect, we will treat the negative karmic debts as over and done with, and will stop creating new ones. I raise this query in reference to Master Lu’s ‘Buddhism In Plain Terms’ book. My gratitude to Master Lu.