Wenda20150320 21:27 [Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in program]
REQUESTING BODHISATTVA FOR BLESSINGS
Caller: A fellow practitioner asked if we can pray for blessings in the following way: Bodhisattva, please bless me with supreme realisation, infinite brightness, immeasurable wisdom and boundless positive energies. Would such prayers use up lots of our own karmic merits?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Remember, it’s no use talking. What’s the use of rhetoric when you lack energy? The prayer won’t be effective unless you have enough energy in you. Your body must have the ‘energy’ to allow your prayers to be answered. (A fellow practitioner wishes to ask if we can pray for a peaceful mind before reciting Little House in order to achieve a better quality in the recitation?). You can pray any way as you see fit but what matters most is that you must have the ‘energy’ to put your words into actions. (If we have adequate ‘energy’, do we need a lot of merits for our prayers to be answered?) Of course (Then, it will be better not to pray for it, you might as well keep the merits). That is right. If you do not have sufficient merits and virtues to start with, such prayers would deplete them further. (Thank you for answering my question, Master).