Wenda20160306A 14:47 [Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program]
WHAT IS CONSIDERED DILIGENT PRACTICE
Caller: Master, in the age of dharma decline, the occurrences of karmic retribution are ripening at a fast rate. Should we give highest priority to reciting Little Houses to ensure to ensure we stay healthy both physically and spiritually?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Putting in extra effort in practicing Buddhism and spiritual development is diligence in true sense of the word. In this age of Dharma decline, you will not be able to accomplish anything if you do not possess this quality. (Guan Yin Bodhisattva has told us “to be more diligent in 2016”, could you enlighten us what is considered to be truly diligent?) Being diligent means not wasting a single minute. For example, you spent every minute of this call asking questions concerning the well-being of other sentient beings, you will gain merits as all the questions enquired by you are recorded and broadcasted over the radio for listeners all over the world. You were accumulating virtuous merits. After hanging up the phone, you continue to introduce Buddhism to others and help them awaken spiritually. You perform recitation non-stop while doing household chores like washing, cooking and marketing you are being diligent! You speak Buddhist words of wisdom when you are at work and talking to people. You nurture the mind of the Bodhisattva and observe good conduct, isn’t that called diligence? (you mean doing nothing but good deeds all the time) Yes, Indeed. Do not commit any bad deed. Good people must do good deeds.