Buddhism in Plain Terms
Volume 1 – Chapter 10 (An Excerpt)
HOW TO PREVENT KARMIC OBSTACLES FROM COMING INTO BEING
Master Jun Hong Lu:
The second tool to prevent karmic obstacles from arising is to have “a heart of gratitude”. The sense of gratitude referred to here is not only a state-of-mind but also a tool, a cultivation method.
With regard to humanity’s mass of desires (Seven Emotions and Six Sensory Pleasures), every passion and desire brings forth karmic obstacles which can only be severed through a heart of gratitude.
While gratitude is the only emotional response that is able to prevent the formation of karmic obstacles, it is also an effective weapon against greed, hatred and ignorance.
As you gradually adopt a heart of gratitude in dealing with the people and matters around you, your karmic obstacles will lessen accordingly.