(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
HOW TO AVOID UNWHOLESOME THOUGHTS IN THE WORDLY FIVE DESIRES & SIX SENSES
Master, in Buddhism in Plain Terms, you mentioned that “The more worldly knowledge and perception one has, the more the mind succumbs to the creation of karma.” May I ask Master how can we exercise the right control of ourselves in this world of five desires and six causes of impurities, so that we are able to refrain from creating karma with our minds.
Master Jun Hong Lu:
Firstly, you must elevate your spiritual state to avoid creating negative karma with the mind. If karma is created in your mind today, that means your spiritual state is not elevated enough. Would you consider yourself a person with high spiritual state if you still have greed, hatred, ignorance, pride and suspicion within?
Think about it. If a person is not greedy, doesn’t have hatred, or ignorance in him, will he create karma? Give this some thought and you will know. What causes us to create karma? Greed is the root cause! “I want to be better than others, I have to save my face”.
I shared about this incident last night: A man wanted to save his face just because he had the desire to show off his wealth to his wife, he gave her two fake deposit slips. One day, after they broke up, his wife brought the slips to the bank to deposit cash and they were rejected. Only then, she realized those are fakes. What is the point of saving face in this way? This is something intolerable.