Q&A SESSION WITH WORLD BUDDHIST FRIENDS,

TAIWAN, OCTOBER 04, 2016 

 

VIRTUES AND KIND DEEDS

Question:

Master Lu, if a person amassed lots of virtues but does not cultivate or perform recitations, what would be the ultimate culmination?

Answer:

You may have performed many virtuous deeds, but without cultivation or recitation, would you consider these as virtues? Without cultivation or recitations, all the acts can only be regarded as good deeds that will reap kind returns; but there are no virtues to them. There is a difference between virtues and good deeds. When you perform good deeds, you will be rewarded with kind returns and that ends it all.  Should there be any karmic eruption; like a car accident or chronic diseases, virtues will be able to neutralize their effect, whereas good deeds are incapable of resolving your negative karmic affinity.