Zongshu20160521 [Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program]
START PRACTISING DHARMA BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE
Let me reiterate, it is pointless when people only realise the urgency of becoming a vegetarian, reciting sutras/mantras, and liberating captives, only upon being hit by serious illnesses. Why can’t you start practising all these much earlier? You need to understand that prevention is better than a cure. Once a fire has started, it is all too late and the only thing you can possibly do is to put it out. Can’t you look into fire prevention? Once there is a fire, it is only the question of how much is salvageable. Do you understand now why I have always advised you to perform recitation of sutras/mantras and to become a good person all this while? This is to prevent the coming forth of karmic obstructions and the depletion of your virtues as a result.