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(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)

 

WHY OVER-RECITATION OF THE MANTRA TO UNTIE KARMIC KNOTS (JIE JIE ZHOU) IS NOT ADVISABLE?

Caller:

Is it true, recitation of Mantra to Untie Karmic Knots (Jie Jie Zhou) should not exceed 108 times?

Master Jun Hong Lu:

Yes, that’s true.

Caller:

Why we should not recite more than 108 times?

Master Jun Hong Lu:

It is because excessive recitation may result in over…… it is what we referred to as “pushing too hard”, if you continuously make haste, and keep urging, it may result in….

To quote you a simple example, when you open a bottle of soda abruptly, it will go “POM!” and cause an eruption of bubbly mess.  You should do it slowly instead to avoid the soda from spilling out.  Therefore, exertion of strength should be controlled. The same applies to taking medication.  Overconsumption will result in adverse effect.  It is the same logic.  One can only make steady progress.