(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
HOW TO ENSURE THAT OUR ALTAR INVITES BODHISATTVA AND NOT FOREIGN SPIRITS?
Caller: Master Lu, how can we ensure not to invite foreign spirits to our altar at home? How do we invite Bodhisattva to come more often?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Pray and perform recitations daily in front of the altar to prevent attracting foreign spirits.
Caller: That is to continuously pray and offer incense every day, right?
Master Jun Hong Lu: You cannot break the continuity. Once you stop praying and offering incense for a day or two, foreign spirits can enter the Bodhisattva figurine.
Caller: If there is discontinuity for a few days, do we have to recite 7 times of the Great Compassion Mantra, 7 times of the Heart Sutra and 7 times of the Eight-Eight Buddhas Great Repentance to repent?
Master Jun Hong Lu: It should not be a problem if you have positive energies and Bodhisattva has been visiting your altar; the foreign spirits would not dare to appear. However, if Bodhisattva hardly visits and you stop praying and reciting for a few days or a week, foreign spirits will go onto the altar.
Caller: How can we ensure that our home altar invites Bodhisattva to come more often?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Simple! Sincerity will make your wish come true. When you sincerely and earnestly change water and fruits on the altar, offer prayer and incense to Bodhisattva respectfully, Bodhisattva will be present when she hears your passionate prayers.
Caller: Also to maintain cleanliness in the house, right?
Master Jun Hong Lu: Of course, that is a must.< About Buddhist Altar