Master Jun Hong Lu’s
Public Talk, Tokyo, Japan
October 8, 2016
FOUR THINGS WE SHOULD NOT WASTE OUR LIVES ON
We know that we should not waste our lives away and here are 4 things in particular that we should not waste our lives on:
Number 1: Our worries. Worries are an ultimate waste of our lives. It is all much ado about nothing. To worry is to make things harder than they need to be. Why get over-anxious for problems that we are unable to resolve, get uptight every day and wear ourselves out both physically and mentally? Resultantly, you will definitely fall ill.
Number 2 : Do not waste time on complaining. Please remember, all unnecessary complaints will only keep you away from happiness. Complaints are downright useless, as it is unable to help you out of any life’s predicament.
Number 3: Do not waste time on blaming others. To blame others as soon as something happened, to suffer and feeling unhappy thereafter, to blame the circumstances when things are not to our liking – these are negative and passive attitudes in life. From the perspective of Dharma, these are known as negative energies; and a mentality lacking in self-confidence and ability to undertake responsibilities.
Number 4: Do not compare with others, as it is an utter waste of time. The more you compare, the more unhappy you will be. Being joyful and happy are personal feelings. They are not derived from our comparison with others.