Shuohua20140502 17:53 [Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program]

HOW TO DO SELF-REFLECTION?

Caller:

How do we share with fellow practitioners the importance of doing self-reflection and self-check regularly in their daily life? This happened to be something I wish to learn too, to avoid inflation of ego and going astrayMaster Jun Hong Lu:

How do we do self-reflection? It is very simple. Let me ask you, how do we maintain our personal hygiene? You wash your face and brush your teeth every morning, don’t you? In the same way, we should do regular self-reflection. Every day before you offer incense and perform recitation of Buddhist scriptures, do a personal self-reflection: Did I do anything wrong today? Have I been overcome by greed today? Have I been ignorant today? Did I have any grievances today? Did I hurt anyone today? Have I been able to practise endurance of humiliation today…think about all these. Have I emulated Bodhisattva today? This is what self-reflection is all about. Do it twice a day, it is the same principle as saying a prayer or repenting in many Western religions.