Master Jun Hong Lu’s Discourse

(Question 274)

22 December 2018

 

PRACTISING VEGETARIANISM HELPS TO ELIMINATE A LOT OF KARMIC OBSTACLES

Question:

At the point where we vowed to practise vegetarianism, we may have prayed and asked for something, and hence expended the merits accrued.  In such cases, can we have the merits to pray for something else?

Answer:

Even though merits have been utilised at that specific point in time, your practice of vegetarianism earns you merits every single day; all the more so when you take the opportunity to share the benefits of being a vegetarian with others whenever you are asked about this practice.  Consequently, there will be an accumulation of merits through your consistent daily practice of vegetarianism.  Why does this practice bring enormous merits?  It is because when you keep up with it, your energy and merits will grow, which in turn help to eliminate a lot of your karmic obstacles.  Therefore, you must persistently maintain a vegetarian diet as your merits and virtues will continue to grow. With the merits accumulated, a lot of minor troubles can be resolved and a lot of minor calamities can be eliminated.