Shuohua20170811 11:30

(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)

 

ONE’S WISHES TO BE FULFILLED OR NOT DEPEND ON THEIR AMOUNT OF MERITS AND VIRTUES

Caller:

Master Lu, will Bodhisattva immediately grant help to us once we have articulated our prayers? Or, do we need to wait until there are enough merits and virtues? If we need 50 merits and virtues for a wish, will the wish be fulfilled once we have gained 50 merits and virtues or more will be needed? Master Lu, please kindly teach us.

Master Lu:

I will just say this; if you do not have 50 merits and virtues, you cannot see Bodhisattva and Bodhisattva cannot hear your prayers. But it does not mean that Bodhisattva does not want to save and grant you help. Let’s say you are far away and you don’t have any communication equipment; Bodhisattva will not be able to hear from you. This is because you do not have enough spiritual power. You are far away from your mother, and she does not know what you want to say. How can she save you?

Caller:

Understood. Master Lu, in other words, Bodhisattva can hear the prayers from practitioners who have merits and virtues; while Bodhisattva can hardly hear the prayers from practitioners who carry heavy karmic debts. Should it be comprehended in this way?

Master Lu:

Yes, it is not that Bodhisattva discriminates. If you pray, Bodhisattva will surely answer. The problem is whether you can transmit your prayer to Bodhisattva, and therefore have your wish fulfilled.

Caller:

Right.

Master Lu:

Understand now?

Caller:

Yes. Every day, some Buddhist practitioners pray for this and pray for that in front of the Buddhist altar. But Bodhisattva will still look at their level of spiritual development and their merits and virtues in order to fulfil their wishes, right?

Master Lu:

Yes.

Caller:

OK, understood. Thank you, Master Lu, for your kind teaching.