Wenda20161021 42:35
(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)

SOULS AND SPIRITS TEND TO BE INCOMPLETE WHEN WOKEN ABRUPTLY BY OTHERS

Caller:

A fellow Dharma practitioner was woken by his mother in a rough manner.  He ended up feeling lethargic and very forgetful throughout the day.  Master Lu, is this because his souls and spirits have not fully returned to his body?

Master Jun Hong Lu:

Yes. When someone is sleeping, do not suddenly wake him up.  Instead, you must do it in a gentle way.  Many people are not aware of this, because the moment when a person has fallen asleep, in fact, his souls and spirits have also left his body.  A lot of people have such experience: when they were suddenly being called while their souls and spirits were leaving their bodies, their souls and spirits would get lost, especially when this happens at night.  That’s also why when you scare someone at night, his souls and spirits will tend to be incomplete.

Caller:

How should he resolve this problem?

Master Jun Hong Lu:

When one does not get enough sleep, the entire sleep will come to naught.  When a person wakes up naturally, his sleep quality is the best.  It is not so good to wake someone abruptly, no matter what.  This is because we have our biological clocks.  Envision the timing before sleep, just like setting an alarm.  When you tell yourself, “I’ll get up at eight o’clock tomorrow” or “wake up at seven o’clock”, you will automatically wake up at the intended hour.